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CONSULTATION BOOK, 



1679-1680. 
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PKEFATORY NOTE. 

This is the third volume in the series of old records known as the " Diary and 
Consultation Books. " It covers the period from the 9th January 1679 to the 25th 
January 1680, and contains the proceedings of the Agency of Fort St. George during 
the second year of the Governorship of Streynsham Master. 

2. The original volume is in a fair state of preservation although the binding 
needs repair. 

H. Dodwell, 
IQth October 1911. Curator, Madras Record Office. 



[CONTENTS.] 



FORT S T : GEORGE. 

DIAEY AND CONSULTATION BOOKE OF THE A.GENT 
GOVEENOUE AND COUNCELL. 



Begun January 9 th 167-f 
Closed January 25 167 



t) 



1—71 



Abstract of the ToDage and Cargoes of the Ships for England ...' ... 72 — 75 

The forme and Eegister of Passes given to Ships and Vessells ... 75 — 76 

The forme and Eegister of Passes given to Men as Inhabitants ... ... 77 

The forme of the Bonds given by men to come and live as Inhabitants 

under the Honourable Companys Government .. ... 78 

A Eegister of the said Menns Names ... ... ... ... ... 78 

Severall formes of Orders to the Commanders of the Shipps ... ... 79 — 80 

A List of Persons in the Honourable Companys Service ... ... ... 81 — 82 

A List of Fremen now here & of Women unmaryed ... .. ... 82 

A Memoriall of the Agents visiting Metchlepatam & Madapoll .. ... 83 — 104 

A Memoriall of the Agents visiting the ffactoryes in the Bay ... ... 105 — 194 



The paging in the original has been altered so as to correspond to the paging in the print. 



[INDEX] 



tP«y«- 



[...]* Arrack for ... 

t...]" laden upon ... „ 

...]* patam and the Bay ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ,, 

AcctB Made up with the Hono" 8 : [Comp a- & Cassa Verona etc] 18 

& Pag° s : 17820 : 26 : 1 : ordered to he paid and Releases [past] 19 

The Agent [to] Visit Metchlepa : &e a : suhordinate ffactorys & M r : Hynmers 

M r : Bridger & M r : Wilkes to manage the Companys affairs at this place. 21 

The Agent &c a : commenced their Journey for Metchlep a : 23 

The Agent &c a : came to Town ... 26 

[...]• anent upon 20000 Pag°» : 35 

10 "^ : cent, abatement upon Salampores & Percollaes offered but not accepted ... 35 

6 <$- : cent, abatement upon 20000 : Fag os : 46 

The Agent &c a : Embark e : for Metehlep™ : and Bengale 50 

An Abstract from the Warehousekeepers bookes of Callicoes received to the 

31 st : December last 70 

A letter to the Agent and Councell 71 

A letter from the Agent and M r : Mohun ... ... ... ... ... ... 71 

The Agent arrives on Ship Golden ffleece 71 

Abstract of the tunage laden upon the Ships from the ffort, Metchlepatam and 

the Bay 72-75 

B 

Letters from the Bay 2 

Bay [Bookes and] Diarys Received ... ... ... ... ... ... 5 

[Nathaniell] Bonus Ensigne his Commission [taken from him] ... ... ... 14 

[Y e ] perticulars of the Cargo required for [Bantam] ... .. ... ... 15 

Vincent Safory and William How giving Bond granted Passes 18 

A Letter to Bengale ... ... ... ... ... .. ... ... ... 18 

Bills passed . 28 

Bills read and passed ... 23 

The Ballance of the Acco" : Cash delived to M r : Joseph Hynmers Pag 08 : 

3i2i5: 35: ... 23 

M r : Joseph Hynmers and M r : John Bridger to signe all Bills for Mony paid 

out of Cash : 23 

A letter to Bantam 24 

John Burrett run away in the Tywan 25 

Bills passed 28 

Bills passed ... 31 

a letter to the Bay. 81 

Bills passed ... ... ... .,. ... ... ... ... ... ... 35 

The Stock in Bullion to the Bay compleated i00000 : U : 38 

A letter received from Bantam ... ... ... ... ... ... 38 

Indico. [Two] Suits Armour and a Copper Lymbeok sent to the Bay ... ... 40 

The [settlement of the ffactorys] in y e : "Bay debated 42 

The [settlement of] the ffactorys in the Bay considered. The Agent [to visit] 

those ffactorys & M r : Hynmers to remaine Deputy Grovernour ... ... 43 

Bills passed 44 

John Thomas & John Scattergood to goe to the Bay 48 

A Letter to Bantam 49 

* First few words torn in the original. 

t The paging in the original has been altered so as to correspond to the paging in the print. 

d. & c. 1679-80—1 



Page 

4 Men belonging to the King of Bantam came here ... ... ... ... ... 50 

Bills passed 56 

Bills passed 59 

A Bill passed 61 

5000 : pes : Betteelaes of 50 ; Coveds accepted of instead of 4000 : 62 

5000 : #"> : Beteelaes of 40 : Ooveds accepted of instead of 6000 : 62 

Bills passed 67 



The Councell mett and discourst of [affairs] 1 

The Hono ble - Comp as - order for their [Ships Dispatch] 1 

But none of the Ships being as yet returned [it cannot be comply d with all] ... 2 
soe they are to remain [here untill they have taken in all the goods provided 

for them] 2 

The .Reasons why ... . . ... ... . . ... ... 2 

This Consultation [carried and sent home] ... ... ... ... ... ... 2 

The Commanders [sent for & S r : W m : Th]ompsons Letter to the Agent was [read 

to them. The Com]manders refuse to aocept of halfe [freight for Rice to S* :] 

Helena soe referred to the Hono ble : Com[pany & the ow]ners at home ... 3 
The Commande[rs acquainted with] the order about takeing [out Petre <fe 

Turmerick] ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4 

How the Williamsons Cargoe] proportioned ... ... ... ... .... 4 

The [Consult 11 of the 13th Jany read &] confirmed ... 5 

[ . . . 1]* ading for 5 

The [Commanders advised to entertaine noe] Runaways ... ... 7 

The [Commanders of the other Ships to assist t] he Nathaniell 9 

[The Letter to the Honble Comp a : finisbt and] signed ... ... ... ... 10 

Sig[n r : Coosart went to PolicatJ ... .. ... ... ... ... ... 11 

[The Curtaine Ordered to be built] 15 

The [Disposure of the Tywan frigatts] Cargo Concluded upon ... ... 15 

M r : Charnock re[fusing the 5th] place in Councell here, M r : Richard Mohun to 

have it .. 17 

Customers bookes of Acco tts : for January read ^ passed ... ... ... ... 19 

A letter to the Hone ble : Company ... 20 

Cassa Verona &c a : discourst about coineing to a new Contract for Callicos, Mony 

to be paid them, not to exceed 20000 : Pag 08 : 21 

Letters received from the Hono b!e : Comp a : overland ... ... ... ... 21 

Customers bookes of Acco tt8 : for Februa : read & passed ... .. ... ... 22 

A letter to the Hono ble : Company 23 

A Consultation to sell Broad Cloth at Pag 08 : 20 "^> peece 25 

The Caeh delivered the Agent 27 

Customers bookes of Aoc ttB : for March read and passed 27 

Charges of the Agents Journey to be brought to Acco" : 38 

Customers Bookes of Acco Ma : for Aprill read and passed .. 31 

Customers bookes of Acco" 8 : for May read and passed 34 

The Comanders upon the Warehousekeepers order to deliver goods aDd treasure ... 37 

The Comanders to bring their Dispatches & Passes ashoare 37 

[M r : Cholmley] acquainted with the Hono ble : Comp a8 : orders for [Bis return for 

England] 40 

His answear ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 40 

LM r : Charnock to] finish this yeares business at Pattana before [he goe to 

Cassumbazar] ... ... ... ... ... ... 41 

[ . . . M r : Littleton to remain at] Cassumbazar untill M r : Char [nock arive]. 41 
[ . . . ] Compa[ny The factors & writers acquainted with] what the Hono ble : 

Comp a : write about M r : Cholmley 42 

A letter to [the Hon'ble Comp a ] : via Surratt ... 43 

Customers book[es of Acco tts : for June read & passed] ... ... ... ... 44 

The contract wit[h Verona etc marchants for this yeares Investment] ... ... 45 

The increase of [ordin r >' : Longcloth recomended to Madapollam] ... ... 47 

Customers bookes of A cco tts :] for July read and passed 51 

Custi omers bookes of Acco tts : for Aueust read and nassedl ... ... 55 



Cust| omers bookes of A cco tts : for August read and passed] 55 

The [Death of Jaques Caulier Gov r : of the Castle Geldria at Palicat] 59 

Ver| ona & ( omp a : proffering to bring in more ^000 i^ 8 Longcloth, ordinary, is 

accepted of by the Councell] 61 

Custon>[ers bookes of Acct s for Nov' 1 read & passed] 62 

Christ [ma6 Generall Feast upon this day] 66 

• See first foot-note on page 1. 



Page 

A letter [from Casumbazar . . . ] 66 

Custom[ers bookes of Acco** 8 : for December read and] passed ... ... ... 69 

Cash remaining .. 70 



Directions to be given the Oofhanders [and officers to] surveigh the buildings 

and ^fortifications [and to re] port the same in writeing ... ... ... ... 3-4 

M T : Dixon to surveigh the Ships and report his opinion ... ... .. ... 4 

The Directions given to the Commanders and officers to surveigh the buildings and 

ffortifications ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5 

M r : Dixons report of the surveigh of the Ships 5 

The forme of the Dispatches agreed upon .... .. 9 

The Oomanders Dispatches delivered with the Packetts and Boxes of Bookes ... 11 

The Dutch returned to Pollicat 32 

Dutch stopt at Porto Novo 32 

A Packett from Denmarke sent to Trincumbar ... ... ... ... 38 

The Comanders Dispatches read and copied ... ... ... ... ... 39 

Ship Success Dispatch to the Bay read aad passed 41 

The Dispatches for the Golden ffleece and George read and Passed ... ... ... 49 

E 

An Earth Quake 10 

A letter to the Egyb at Gulcondah read and passed ... ... ... ... ... 15 

Thomas Lott to be Ensigne in the roome of Nath 11 : Bonus 15 

Advices from the Egyb at Gulcondah concerning the present of 3000 : Pag 08 : 

promised the King 17 

108 : Pag 08 : to be sent to the Egyb at Gulcondah 35 

Clement Jordan, John Bugden aad John Hart their acco** : of Expences on the 
Good Hope of M r : John Smith read for decision thereof referred to the 
Agent and Councells consideration ... ... "... ... ... 68-69 

The amount of the Expences of the Towne for the yeare past 70 



The Falcon arived from Bengale ... ... ... ... ... ... * 

The Freight of goods from the Bay left to the Hono bIe : Comp* : and Freight of 

Passengers to demand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7 

The Freight of Passengers how due to the Hono ble : Comp* : ... ... 8 

Ship Falcon fired her Gun for full 10 

Ant : Fawcetts complaint of John Terry. John Terry sentenced. 36 

Mathias Fereira released of his imprisonment ... ... ... ... 36 

G 

A Letter and draft of a Phyrmaund sent to Gulcondah ... ... ... ... 20 

Letters from Guloondah ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 22 

A Letter to Gulcondah 23 

John Goldsby Examined and Sentenced ... .. .. ... ... ... 31 

A letter from Gulcondah .. . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. 32 

A letter to Gulcondah 35 

John Goldsby released from imprisonment ... ... ... ... ... ... ' 35 

Goods to be landed out of the Ships from England ... ... ... ... ... 37 

All the Gold upon the Golden Fleece to be landed at y" : place 38 

Report of the weight of 2 : chests Gold ... ... ... ... ... ... 42 

two chests Gold upon ship George to be travast aboard the Success ... ... ... 40 

Eeport of the weight of two Chests Gold ... ... ... ... ... 42 

Eeport of the weight of 5 : Chests Gold ^ : the Golden ffleece 44 

Goods short of what the Hono ble : Comp a : require 47 

The Merchants acquainted what goods desired at Bantam 47 

Goods desired at Bantam ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 47 

30 Pag os : to be sent to Gulcondah 50 

A letter to Gulcondah 50 

A letter from Gulcondah 59 

Eeport of the weight of M r : Bugdens Gold : w ch : is to be lodged in the Comp" : Cash 

Chest untill the arrivall of the Agent ... ... ... ... 67 

The George arivee ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 71 



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H 

Advice that M r : Hall had absented himself e. & that M r : Smith went aboard a 

Ketch and sett saile with two of Cap* : Basses Men ... ... ... ... 3 

Two young horses dyed suddenly ... ... ... ... ... ... 7 

A Letter to S* : Hellena read and passed ... 8 

M r : Hyumers Acco*' 8 : of the Mint read and passed ... .. ... ... ... 19 

a Paper given in by James Harding & he quitted Y e : service 20 

four Horses bought ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 21 

M r : Hynmers Acco** 8 : of the Mint read and passed ... ... ... 27 

M r : Hynmers Acco** : of the Mint read and passed 30 

60 : Pag 08 : paid for a Horse that dyed in the Metohlepatam Journey 32 

A letter to the Chief and Gouncell at Hugly ... ... ... ... ... ... 41 

A letter from Hugly ... 55 

A letter from Hugly 56 

A letter from Hugly 66 

A letter from Hugly ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 71 



The 6 : Barrills Lahore Indico ordered to be returned for England, now Resolved 

to be kept for the Bay 4 

The Journall of the Grail : Bookes for J an r r : read & passed 19 

The Journall of the Grail : Bookes is to be read and passed after all the other 

acco** 8 : 22 

Journall of the Generall Bookes read and passed ... ... ... ... 27 

Journall of the Generall Bookes read and passed 30 

Why the Journall of the Grail : Bookes was not read ... ... ... ... ... 34 

The Journall of the Grail : Bookes read and passed ... ... ... ... ... 35 

The Indulgence sent out to be hung up in the Chappell 39 

The Journall of the Generall Bookes read and passed ... ... . 42 

Serges, Norwich stuffs & Perpetuanoes to be sold without respect to the Invoice 42 

The Journall of the Grail : Bookes read and passed ... ... ... ... ... 48 

The Journall of the Grail : Bookes read and passed ... ... .. ... 52 

The Journall of the Grail : Bookes read and passed ... ... ... ... ... 56 

This Towne Inhabitants forbidden to receive Pollicat Cash 58 

The Journall of the Grail : bookes read and passed ... ... ... ... ... 59 

The Journall of the Grail : bookes read and passed .. ... ... ... ... 61 

The Journall of the Grail : bookes read and passed ... .. ... ... ... 63 

M r : Jordan promiseth to give the relation of the murder of M r : John Smith ... 64 

The Councell demand of Clement Jordan, M r : Bugdens effects in his hands ... 64 
M r : Jordan surrenders up to the Councell a parcell of Acheen Gold saying that 

was all he had of M 1 : Bugdens ... 64 

Journall of the Grail : bookes read and passed ... 71 



M r : Jordan, Bugden and Hart give a Relation of the seizing of M r : Smiths 

Ketch 64 

And an Inventory of what Mony armes &c* : they found therein 64 

Copie of M r : Jordan, M r : Bugden and Hart their Relation of the seizing of a 

Ketch belonging unto M r : John Smith murdered ... ... ... ... 64 

Inventory of what found in the Ketch Good Hope 66 

L 

A List of goods required read 8 

Adition to the Letter to the Hono ble : Comp a : read & passed ... ... ... 8 

A List of Persons in the Hono ble : Comp-' 8 : service read & passed ... ... ... 8 

the Lists of the Packetts read and passed ... ... ... ... 10 

A List of the Bookes in the Boxes read and passed .. ... ... ... 10 

Peter Large giving Bond granted a Pass 27 

Podala Lyngapa goeing to Court ... 33 

Desired a present from the Governour. Veronas answear ; advised him about 

the ffrench designes for S* : Thoma ... ... ... ... ... 33 

Lioences for uttering Liquors by retaile exposed to saile ; M rs : King f armes the 

same. M r : Ord & M r : Barker her Secnritys 54 

Henrv Law enordered to be secured in Irons ... ... ... ... ... ... 55 



Letters rece'd from Metchelep a : with advices 

Letters from Metchlep a : The King went thence towards Gulcondah 

M r : Mohun &c a : oame ashoare ... 

M r : Eichard Mohun received into the Councell 

Metchlepatam Diary Eeceived ... 

M r : Mainwaring delivered two Papers directed to the Agent and Councell 

answears to the same 
Copy of the preceding clause to be given to him 
Letters from Metchlep a : advising of Ship Nathaniells Dispatch 
Isaac Abraham to be Provost Marshall 

A Letter to Metchlepatam 

A letter to Metchlepatam 

M r : Maurice Wynne & M r : Samuell Wales returned for Metchlep a : with 



Letters received from Me[etchlepata]m 

Bedd Lead and white lead to he sent to Metchlep a : ... 

Letters from Metchlepatam 

Why the Acco" : of the mintage dutys not made up 

Letters from Metchlepatam 

A letter to Metchlepatam 

A letter from Metchlepatam 

A letter to Metchlepatam 

A letter to Metchlepatam 

M r : Mohuns Acco tts : of the Mint for May read & passed ... 

The reason why the Marehants [will not undertake for the full Investment required 

Letters from Metchlepatam with Dyary &e a : 

A Letter to Metchlepatam 

A letter to Metchlepatam 

The Investments and ffactory at Metchlepatam to be continued. Madapollam 

ffactory to be independant of Metchlepatam 
A letter to Metchlepatam 
Beport of the muster of the three ships Company[s] ... 

Letters from Madapollam with their Diary &o a : 

A Mussulae oversett, an Englishman drowned 

A. Letter to Metchelepatam 

Madapollam ffactory to be [settled] by the Agent at Metchlep a : 

M r : Bichard Mohuns Acoott : of the Mint for June read & passed ... 

Letters and bookes f i om Metchlepatam 

A letter from. Metchlepatam 

A letter to Metchlepatam 

A letter from Metchlepatam 

M r : Mohuns Acco t1; : of the Mint for July read & passed 

A letter to Metchlep a : another to Madapollam 

A letter to Madapollam ... 

John Ballance said to be murdered by Henry Law, said Law comitted to Prison 

A Letter from Metchlepatam 

A letter from Madapollam 

Advice that half e of Metchlep a : was drowned ... 

A letter to Madapollam . . 

A letter from Metchlepatam 

A letter from Metchlepatam ... ... ... „. 

A letter from Madapollam 

Letters to Metchlepatam and Madapollam 

A Letter [from Madapjollam 
A Letter from Metchlepatam 

A letter to Metchlepatam 

A letter from Madapollam 
A letter from Metchlepatam 

Letters to Metchlepatam and Madapollam 

A letter from Metchlepatam 

A letter to Metchlepatam 

A letter from M etchlepatam ... 

A letter from. Madapollam 

Letters to Metchlepatam and Madapollam 



The 



20000 



Throe items illegible. 



& c. 1679-80—2 



Page 
N 

The Nathaniell receiving but 192 : Bales at Metchlepatam the Cargos aboard the 

other 3 : Ships to be continued - 9 

Ship Nathaniell came to anchor ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10 

The Nathaniell fired her gun for full 10 

M r : Nurse and M r : Harding acquainted with the Hono ble : Compa» : orders for their 

returne -for England 40 

M r : Nurse's answear. he is permitted to goe downe to the Bay. M r : Hardings 

answear ... ... ... ... ... .. ... 40 

Norwich stuffs &c a : to be sent to the Bay & Metchlep a : 48 

The Customary New yeares gifts given to Verona &c a : ... ... ... ... 68 



Order for M v : Mainwaring aboard the Falcon... ... ... ... ... ... 4 

Order about 2 : Chests (wine) out of the Nathaniell left by Cap*' : Stannard ... 10 

The forme of the Orders for taking Passengers aboard agreed upon ... ... ... 10 

four Iron Ordnance sold ... ... 30 

3 Vollys & 29 : Ordnance discharged as aocustomary ... .. ... ... ■-. 32 

-Order about Christians wearing armes that are noe Subjects to his Majesty & 

that noe Servant or Slave shall ware any armes. These Orders to be 

published & fixed up ... 32-33 

The Hono ble : Comp as : orders concerning their Investments at Pettepolee and 

Madapollam. The said Orders debated ... ... ... ... ... ... 39 

The Officers acquainted with the 65 th : Section of the Hono ble : Company's letter. 

Their reply ' 43 

The Pay of the Officers settled 44 

New Comissions delivered to the Officers ... ... ... ... ... ... 45 

Cassa Veronas &c a : Obligation ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 47 

Orders & Directions for managing the affairs at this place in the Agents absence ... 48 

An order for the sale of 3 : peeces Ordnance ... .. ... ... .. ... 57 

The Comission Officers Declaration how John Waters hapned to breake ffrancis 

Hopkins hislegg : & Hopkins to pay for the cure of his legg ... ... ... 63-64 

The Comission Officers their sentence on John Morris and Roger Lawrence ... 66 



Percollaes N° i4 : accepted at 20 ffl Cen? abatement 2 

600: Baggs Petre to be taken out of the ffalcon ... ... .. ... ... 4 

[Noe morlePetre to be taken out of the ships untill the Nat[hani]ell arive ... 7 
^4J00 : [baggs Petre to be taken out of ships Williamson & Society, and their 

lading to be compleated 8 

A Dutch Packett from Pollicat to be sent upon the ships ... ... 9 

W m : Phelps to be discharged and imbarque for England ... ... ... ... 9 

Thomas Pitt giving Bond, permitted to goe to Persia, alsoe David Story, William 

How refused ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14 

the forme of . the passes given to ships &c a : to be Registered at the end of this 

booke ... 14 

120000 Pag os ,: to be sent overland to Metchlep a : with M r : Maurice Wynne & 

M r : Samuell Wales ... 16 

The 3000 : Pag os : present delivered 17 

Pag os : 30244 : 12 : 5 : in Cash 17 

Upon [pe]ru8all of the severall Letters relating to the procury of a Phyrmaund 

for Bengale. Orders given to the Chief &c s : at Hugly to procure the 

Mogulls Phyrm d : with relation to advices from the President and Coun- 

cell of Surratt ... 17-18 

A letter from Madana at Pullimelee to Verona about imposing the price upon 

Paddy, the answear thereto ... ... ... ... ... ... 18 

Provisionall Paymasters booke of Expences for Janua r y : read and passed 19 

Lin[g]apa and Madanah [...] Townes [...] 

Resolve [d if they doe] not desist to hinder the same by force 20 

Provisionall Paymasters booke of Expences for ffebmary read and passed ... ... 22 

A letter to Pollicat 27 

Provisionall Paymasters booke of Expences for March read and passed 28 

1200 : Pag° 8 : to be sent to Gulcondah for the towne rent .... ... ... ... 28 

A letter from Pollicat ... 30 

A Packett from Persia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 30 

Provisionall Paymasters book of Expences for [Aprill] read and passed ... ... 31 

two ft'rench men from Pudiohery sent to returne the Dutch at Pollicat 32 



index; vii 

• ' Page 

The two ffrench men retamed to Pudichery & gave Verona a visit- 33 

Provisionall Paymasters booke of Expences for May read and passed ... . . 34 

The Hono ble Com p as Packetts by ships [Success] & George read ... ... : 37 

The Packett for the Golden fleece left [behi]nd 37 

Provisional Paymasters booke of [Expences] for June read and passed 44 

54: Pag 08 : paid by George Vryell 48 

90000 : Pag os : to be sent to Metchlepatam 48 

M r : Davis, M r : Tale & M r : Sayon have each a Peon [apoin]ted to attend them... 50 

Provisionall Paymasters bookes of Expences for July read and passed . . ... 51 

Prices of Liquors utter'd by retaile for the ensuing yeare ... ... ... 54 

Provisionall Paymasters booke of Expences for August read passed. & alsoe his 

Aoco 17 * 8 • of the Min[t f]or D° : read & passed... ... ... ... 55 

Provisionall Pay masters booke of Expences for Septem r : read and passed & also his 

Aoco Us : [of I the Mint 57-58 

Provisionall Paymasters booke [of Expences] for Oetob r : read and passed ... ... 60 

Alsoe his Aceo tts : of the Minte for Ditto read & passed ... 61 

Provisionall Paymasters booke of Expences for November read and passed 63 

Alsoe his A cc tts : of the Minte for Ditto month read & passed ... ... 63 

A Paper signed by Clement Jordan, John [Bugden] and John Hart read. They 

refer'd till the Ag[ent's arriv]all, to the contents thereof ... ... ... 68 

[Copies of the paper signed] by Clement Jordan, John Bugden, and [John Hart]... 68 

Provisionall Paymasters booke of Expences for Decem[ber] read and passed ... 69 



The Commanders and Officers Eeport of the surveigh of the buildings and ffortifi- 

cations ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6 

The Commanders and Officers made their Report of the ffortifications and buildings. 7 

a Consultation to sell Cloth Rashes at Pag os : 15| : $? peece 26 

2975f Rupees of M r : Ambrose Salisburys Estate paid into the Companys Cash ... 48 

Amount of the Revenues of the Towne for y e : last year ... ... ... ... 70 



Ships Williamson and Society arived 3 

Upon Cap* : Staffords desire 400 : baggs Petre to be taken out of him and 200 : 

baggs out of the "Williamson and Society ... ... ... ... ... ... 4 

Ships Williamson & Society fired their Gun for full 8 

The ships Williamson and Society takeing in 200 : bales more then was last com- 
puted. 1000 baggs Petre to be laden upon the Nathaniell to compleat her lading. 9 
Ships Williamson, Falcon, Society and Nathaniell sett saile ... ... .. 11 

The Saltpetre from the Bay not arived ; resolved to increase the quantitys of Calli- 

coes. and the full quantity to be made up in Long cloth and Salampores ... 16 

A letter to Surratt with y e : Packett to the Hono ble : Company .. 20 

Letters from Surratt .. ... ,. w2 

A letter to Surratt 23 

A Storme not usuall at this Season ... ... . ... .. 23 

Giles Scudamore with 5 : more run away, overtaken at Triveloor and seized by the 

Governour &c a : brought Prisoners and put in Irons ... ... ... ... 25 

Letters from Surratt advising about the Phyrmaund to be custome free in all the 

Mogulls Dominions 26 

Giles Scudamore &c a : Runaways examin'd before the Councell, and Sentenced ... 26 

Salarys ordered to be paid 28 

Letters from the President and Councell at Surratt . . 33 

A Dutch ship saluted the ffort ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 36 

three Ships arived from England ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 37 

Ship Success to be Dispatched as soon as Pag os : coyned ... ... ... ... 40 

Ship Success sett saile ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 41 

The soldyers to be clothed ... , 42 

A Letter to Surratt 43 

A letter [from Surratt] . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... t>6 

Salarys [ordered to be] paid ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 57 



Caesa Verona & Company presB'd to get ready the Callicoes for the Tywan which 

they promised 24 

The Tywan ffriggat being laden, Cap* : Cubitt had his Dispatch this day 24 

The Tywan departed 24 



accepted of 6 : corge Tappies at Pag° s ; 15 : *$• : corge 

about renting S* : Thoma &c a : ... 

35 : Pag os : & : Candy for Tynn and 21£ : pag os : & : Candy for Tuttynague 

offered which was accepted of, and the warehousekeeper ordered to deliver the 

same ... 
Tynn sold at 35 : Pag 08 : & Candy 

W 

The Warehousekeeper to land the goods from the Bay and Metehlepatam for this 

place ... 
The Warehousekeeper to make all possible Dispatch in y e : lading of the goods 
The forme of the warrant for carrying the Prisoner read and passed 
Warehouses &c a : ordered to be built at Hugly 

The Warehousekeepers Acco 1 * 8 : for Jan r ^ : read & passed 

Warehousekeepers acco tts : for February read & passed 

James Wheeler Provisionall Secretary I . . . 
Warehousekeepers Acco tts : for March read & passed 

Letters of recomendation given Cap* : Wilkin Wigbers to Syam 

two Chests Wine sold left by Cap* : Stannard .. 

Warehousekeepers acco™ 8 : for April 1 read and passed 
Warehousekeepers acco** 8 : for May read and passed ... 

M r : Tim : Wilkes to muster the Men aboard the ships 

The Warehousekeepers Aeco tts : for June read 
Warehousekeepers Acco tta : for July read and passed 
Warehousekeepers Acco tts : for August read and passed 
Warehousekeepers Acco** 8 : for Septemb*" : read and passed . 
Two chests Wine ordered to be bought for the grail : Table . 
Warehousekeepers Acco tts : for October read and passed 
Warehousekeepers Acco tt8 : for JSTovemb 1 " : read and passed 
a Warehouse ordered to be taken 
Warehousekeepers Acco" 8 : for Decemb r : read and passed . 



Page- 
24 
28 



The forme of the Pass given to ships and Vessells 

Eegister of Passes given to Ships and Vessells 

The forme of the Pass given to men as Inhabitants ... 

Eegister of Passes given to men as Inhabitants 

The forme of the Bonds given by men [to come & live] as Inhabitants under 

the Hono ble : Comp a8 : Government 

[ . . . *] aines of the men of whome the said [ ... *] 

Bonds [ . . . *] for Passengers upon the Hono ble : [ ... *] 

The forme of orders [ . . . *]for goods to be laden on [the Ship's] Companys 

accott : 

The forme of [License? for goods to be laden] on y e : [Ship's tonDage] 

The forme [of] orders for [goods on freight in the Country] 

The forme of orders for [Passengers that pay their own Passage] Passed 

A List of persons in the [Hono ble Co's Service] 

A List of freemen a[t] ff[ort St. George] 

£Wo] men unmarry[ed] 

* A few words torn in the original. 



81-82 
82 
82 



RECORDS OF FORT ST. GEORGE. 

DIAET AND CONSULTATION BOOK 

OP 

1679-80. 



[From 9 ih Jan y 1679 to 25 th Jan* 1680] 
-FORT ST- GEORGE, JANUARY 1671.— 



The Diary and Consultation Booke of the Agent (xovernour and 

Councell their Proceedings and Transactions for the Affairs 

of the Hono We : English East India Company in the 

Agency of the Coast of Coromandell and 

the Bay of Bengale. 



The Couneell mett and finished signing their last Consultation Booke, diseourst Thursday 
of Affairs and Resolv'd to enter nothing thereof upon this day. THE 9 th ' 

y» : Councell 



Received Letters from Metchlep 3, : advising of the arivall of the Society from io ti1 - 
Bengale at Narsapore Barr, that she and the Williamson were both Dispatcht from Letters rece* : 
Ballasore Road # th*e 23 th : December, and the Falcon and Nathaniell might saile ^ om 
thence by the 31 th : and that the King had been about Madapollam, Pollecull and wth'advicU 
those parts and was returneing to Metchlepatam. 

At a Consultation Mtjndat 

Present. ™ ia " 

Streynsham Master Esa K : Agent and Govern* : 
M R : Joseph Htnmees M r : John Bridger 
M R : Timothy Wilkes. 

Whereas the Hono ble : Comp a : in the 54 th : Section of their Ire dated the 12 th : The 
December 1677 : are pleased to say " That notwithstanding the reasons given themcomptlV 
"for altering the day of the Dispatch of their Ships from the ffort, they cannot ord ? r fo r 
u assent to it, because of the hazard they may run at the Cape if they stay longer, Bkpatohv" 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[13**] 



tut none of 
the ships 
being as yet 
returned it 
cannot he 
oomply'd 
withall. 



soe they are 
to xemaine 
here untill 
they have 
taken in all 
the goods 
provided for 
them. 

The Reasons 
why. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 167f. 



i'eroollaes 
No : 14 : 

accepted at 
20: f 

fio : abate- 
ment. 

this Consult- 
ation to be 
copied & sent 
home. 



" and therefore recomend it to take spetiall care they be dispatched by their time 
(that is, as we understand it, the 10 th : of January as in the Charterpartys. Now 
notwithstanding the Orders which were given to the Bay & Metchlep a : as the 
Hono ble : Comp a : doe direct in the said 54 th : Section of their Letter, if possible to 
prevent the great charge of Demorage that they detaine the Ships there noe longer . 
then is absolutely necessary for the Comp as : service yet none, of y c : ships are 
returned hither by this day Noone, soe that 'tis altogether impossible to comply 
with the Hono bk : Comp as : order in the Dispatch of their Ships by the 10 th : of 
January from this place, and in regard we doe at present judge it to be most for 
the Hono ble : Comp as : Service for the ships to stay here untill they have taken in all 
the goods which we have bought and gott ready at this Place to send home upon 
these Ships. It is therefore after a serious Consultation of us the Agent and 
Councell (there being none of the Quallity of Senior Marchant at present here) 
considered to be fitt, & Eesolved (by virtue of the Powers given to us in the ±05 : 
section of the Hono ble : Comp as : Letter dated ±2 th : Decemb r : 1677 :) that y e : 
Ships Williamson, Falcon, Nathaniell & Society shall remaine in this Eoad untill 
all the goods provided here for the Hono bIe : Comp as : Acco" : for England be Laden 
aboard them, and then Dispatched according to the Hono ble : Comp as : Orders, if 
nothing intervene upon the Ships arivall that may occasion new Resolves ; This 
being now considered to prevent loss of time upon the Ships apearing here. 

The Reasons which induced the Councell to this result were to prevent the 
great Damages by Dead freight and want of Returnes which would ensue, should 
the ships proceed directly for England without takeing in y e : goods provided at this 
place which amo* : unto about 550 : Tons and 150000 : — Pag 09 : and for attaining the 
end which "the Hono ble : Comp a : (in the 10 i : Section of their Letter aforesaid) 
" say they aime at, which is the full lading all the 4 : Ships & timely Dispatching 
" them that they may goe together from the Fort in Company (and in the 49 th : 
" Section of their Letter to the Bay) altho amongst them all they should want 200 : 
" Tons of what we are to lade. 

M r : John Bridger the Warehousekeeper having acquainted the Councell 
that in the sorting the Percollaes fine Contracted for the i9 tu : December he found 
they came not up to the Nos. i5 : & i6 : but were better then N°- i4 : and 
unless he tooke in those N° : 14, the quantity would fall short, Verona &c a : being 
alsoe contented, to accept of the same abatement of 20 : ^ : Oent upon N° : ±4 : as 
agreed for N°- 15 : & i6 : and it apearing by the acco" : Sales of 18 th : September ±677: 
in Loudon that all the said Percollaes N° ': i4 : were sold at 8 8h : 3 d : to 8 sh : 10 d : 
& peece, and but 6 : Bales of fine Percollaes went home last yeare, It was thereupon 
Resolved to take those of N°: i4 : at Pag os : 13£ 5§* Corge as last Invoiced abateing 
20 : ^ Oent of that price, altho the Hono ble : Comp a : in their order mention only 
N° : ±5 : ±6 : • 



It is ordered that this Consultation be copied and sent to the Hono b 
in the Packetts by these ships. 



Comp a :; 



John Nicks Sec 17 : 



Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bbidger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 



Ditto 
13 th : 

Letters from 
Metchle- 
pa tam. 
the King 
went thence 
toward 
Guloondah. 
Letters from 
y« Bay. 



This Evening arived Letters from Metchlepatam dated the 6 th : advising that the 
Williamson and Society came into that Road the 4 th : instant and they should 
Dispatch them in 3 : or 4 : dayes ; The Peons that brought the Letters tell us the King 
went thence toward Gulcondah the 4 th : but the Letters speake nothing of it. 



The Letter from Ballasore dated the 14 th : and 22 d : Xber : advises that the- 
Nathaniell is to follow to Metchlepatam and the Falcon directly for the Fort. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY i67|. [14™.] 

The Falcon arived from Bengale this day being dispatched from Ballasore the 
5 th : sailed thence the 6 th : in the morning the Nathaniell sailing two dayes before ^dfaL 
her and ordered to touch at Metchlepatam. Bengale 

They advise from Hugly and Ballasore that M r : Joseph Hall had absented advioe that 
-himselfe up in the Country, soe that they knew not where he was, and M r : John hLdaWiod 
Smith pretending to goe aboard the Williamson to come up to the Fort for which he himselfe, .ami- 
had an order, went aboard a small Ketch in Ballasore Bead and sett saile noe body s^ith went 
could tell whether [sic] carrying with him John Coats a Midship man and a Seaman Q°g£* ai 
belonging to Cap* : Basse in the Williamson. settBaiie 

00 r wth: two 

of Capt : 
BasseB men. 

This Morning about two a Clock the Ships Williamson and Society came to 16™ : 
anchor in the Boad by the help of a very bright Moone shine, and after sun Bise the ships 
two Cap* 8 : M 1 ' : Mohun, M r : Mainwaring & M 1 : Cholmley came ashoare advising socieT™ 6 
us they sailed from Metchlepatam the 13 th : instant where they left the Nathaniell ^Momm 
who arived there from Ballasore the 11 th : instant, and our friends at Metchlepatam &c» came 
advise they should Dispatch her in a few dayes after these. ashoare. 

At a Consultation Thursday 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq* : Agent & Gov R : 
M K : Joseph Hynmers M e : John Bridger 
M K : Timothy Wilkes M e : Bichard Mohun. 

M 1 ' : Bichard Mohun being arived from the Bay was received into the Councell Mr ; Richard 
according to the result of the 7 th : of August last. fntty™*" 

Councell. 

Ordered that the warehousekeeper take care to land the Goods that came from y. Ware- 
the Bay and Metchlepatam upon the Ships Williamson, Falcon and Society for this to™ 1 ^* 1 

TjlaCe goods from 

* ' the Bay & 

Metchlep" ; 
for this 
plaoe. 

Cap': William Basse Cap*: John Stafford & Cap*: William Thompson the y>: Com- 
Commanders of the three ships in the Boad were sent for into the Councell, and the ^f t er f 8 0r & 
letter of S r : William Thompson Govern 1 ': of the Hono ble : Company to the Agent Br :Wm : 
dated the 11 th : January 1677 : read to them. l^Tto™ 

y° : Agent 
was read to 
them. 

The said Commanders being treated with about y e : freight of Bice to S* : Hellena, y e • Com- 
and they refusing to accept of halfe freight, which the Hono ble : Company doe order refus? to 
in the 24 th : Section of their letter to the Bay, they are not to exceed, it was thereupon "°°p* °* 
resolved to referr the freight to the Hono ble : Company and the Owners at home, and for Rice to 
the Commanders acquainted that we should put 5 : Tons of Bice and i : ton of Faddy ^Vr^ir*™ to. 
aboard each Ship as the Hon ble : Company have ordered via Surratt. the Hon n» : 

Comp a : & 
the Owners 
at home. 

The Hon bIe : Company in the 4 th : Section of their letter " Dated the i2* h : 
"Decemb r : 1677: having been pleased to direct us to the Commanders of their 
" Ships and others we have w th : us to contrive the carrying on of the worke of 
" Fortifications for the better makemg them good both against an Enemy and the Directions to 
i( Sea, without sending an Kngineer from England ". It was thought fitt to give comamJe™ 
directions to Captaine William Basse, Cap* : John Stafford, Cap' : William Stan- f;,,^ ffi ; Ce h rs to 
nard[,]Cap*: William Thompson, Cap* : Fhilip Uneale, Cap': Lieu*: James Bett, the'bufid- 
Chief Gunner William Dixon, & Lieuten' : William Eichardson or any five of them j^l"^"* 
to take a Surveigh of the Fortifications, and the Hon ble : Comp as : buildings in this Fort tio'm.. 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[16**.] 

and to 
report y» 
same in 
•writeing 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 167f. 



and Towne, and having debated thereof to report the same to us in a writeing under 
their hands and the said Directions being drawn up were read and passed and 
ordered to be entred hereunder. 



Inder 8 ° m The Commanders were alsoe acquainted with the Hon ble : Companys order, that if 

*oq«amted ^ e B hip a could not take in all the Callicoes, then we were to take out Petre and 

order about Turmerick, and rather Petre then Turmerick to make roome for the fine goods, as in 

Petre"! ° Ut ^he ^ th : Section °f the Letter which was now read to them, and they were desired 

Turmerick. to keepe Petre in y e - Hatchway to be taken out if occasion should require. 

The Ship Falcon having about 50 : Tons of Saltpetre more then the other Ships 
in proportion to her tonnage, and by what can be Calculated at present the ships 
will hardly take in all the Callicoes provided here, it is thought fitt and ordered that 
40 : tons or fiOO : baggs of Saltpetre be taken out of the Falcon and put aboard the 
Ty wan Friggatt the like quantity being desired by the Agent and Councell at Bantam 
to be sent upon the said ffriggatt. 

There being a great disproportion in the valine of y e : Cargoes of these Ships in 
the goods laden at the Bay and Metehlepat : wherein the Williamson falls much 
short of the other as <$> Invoices, and time not admitting to travase the goods & 
alter the Invoices, therefore to bring the Cargoes to a due proportion It is ordered 
that all the Moorees, ffine Sallarapores and Percollaes be laden aboard the Williamson. 

It is ordered that the Warehousekeeper doe make all possible Dispatch in the 
ladeing of the goods as fast as the Boates can carry them off and the ships receive 
them. 



<S00: bagge 
Petre to be 
taken out of 
the Falcon. 



how ye 
Willi; 
Cargoe is t( 
be propor- 
tioned. 

Ware- 



house 

to make all 

possible 

Dispatch ir 

the lading 

of the goods. 

ye : 6: 
Barrills 
Lahore 
Indico 

ordered to be 
returned for 
England. 
now Resolved 
to be kept for 
the Bay. 

Order [for] 
Mr. Main- 
waring 
[aboard thej 
Falcon. 



Whereas it was resolved upon the 21 st : Novemb r : last (as by Consultation) to 
returne 6 Barrills of Lahore Indico for England upon these Ships, now upon reading 
the Note of what Dying stuff is wanting in Cassumbazar which they desire from 
England, wherein Indico is mentioned ; It is thought fitt to keep the said Indico 
here to send part of it to the Bay for a tryall, and the rest for a farther supply as 
they shall advise. 

M r : Matthew Mainwaring having desired an order to ship his goods and 
s aboard the Falcon it was ordered accordingly. 



2 : Butts of 
Bengal 
arrack for 
St: Hellena. 



upon Capt : 

Staffords 

desire, 



400 : baggs 
petre to be 
taken out of 
him & 200 : 
baggs out of 
ye : William- 
son and 
Society. 
Mr : Dixon to 
survey the 
ships and 
report his 
opinion. 



There being three Butts of Arrack sent from the Bay (which we did not send 
for) and the Commanders of the Ships advising that it would be very acceptable at 
S* : Hellena and might doe great service there in ease the Tsland should be attacqued 
by an Enemy, It is therefore resolved to continue two Butts of Arrack aboard of two 
of the Ships to be delivered at 8* : Hellena and to land the other Butt here. 

Cap* : Stafford being acquainted with the order for 600 : bags Petre to be taken 
out of his ship and complaining that he must unstow his Ship and that would hinder 
time in the stowing her againe, and therefore was very earnest that he might not 
deliver soe great a quantity, after advising with the other Commanders thereabout, it 
was ordered that 400 : baggs should be taken out of the Falcon, i00 : out of the 
Williamson, and i00 : out of the Society, all w eh : was to be weighed ashoar and then 
sent aboard the Tywan Frigatt, and the Williamson and Society for this loss in Petre 
should be allowed a better proportion in Fine Longcloth and Beteelaes. 

And that we may the better know what goods the Ships may be capable of 
takeing in 'tis ordered that M r : Dixon doe goe aboard and surveigh the ships, and 
report his opinion thereof. 



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FORT ST- GEORGE, JANUARY 167f [16™-] 

The Consultation of the i3 th : for keeping the ships here to take in the goods The Consuit- 
provided was read and confirmed. ll'h 1 : jjf! 

STREYN8HAM MASTER, read&oon- 
JOSEPH HYNMERS. firmed - 

Jn°- Bridgee. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry - Richard Mohun. 

By the Williamson we reced the Metchlep a : Diary Consultations & Acco tts : Metohiepa : 
Cash for the Month of December, and alsoe copys thereof in a Booke to be sent for Received. 
England with the Acco tt3 : of Metcblepatam and Madapollam. 

By the Falcon and Nathaniell we reced the Bay Bookes of Acco tts : and Diarys Bay Bootes 
some in double Copys & most of them Imperfect except those of Cassumbazar kept Received?' 
by M r : Littleton. 

To Cap 1 : William Basse. Cap' : Philip Oneale. 

Cap* : John Stafford. Cap* : Lieuten 1 ; James Bett. 

Cap* : William Stannard. Chief Gunner William Dixon. 

Cap* : William Thompson. Lieuten 1, : William Richardson. 

Gentlemen. 

The Hono ble : Company in their letter to us their Agent Govern 1 ' : and Councell The direo- 
dated the i2 th : Decemb r : ±677 :— having been pleased to direct us to the Com- SoSSL** 
manders of their " Ships and others we have with us to contrive the carrying on of dersand 
" the worke of Fortifications for the better makeing them good both against an Enemy sv^eighU: 
" and the Sea without sending an Engineer from England those sorts of Men being buildings and 
" allwayes found very expensive. We doe hereby in the name & behalfe of the ° r ' oa 0n8 ' 
" Hono bIe : the Govern 1 ' : and Company of Marchants of London tradeing into the 
East Indies desire and Inrpower you Gentlemen above named or' any five of you to 
take a surveigh of the Fortifications and the Hono ble : Comp as : buildings about this 
Fort and Towne, and having well considered and debated of the same, we desire you 
to draw up your Result in writeing and returne it to us under your hands, that the 
Hono ble : Company may from thence receive the greater satisfaction and ourselves 
proceed regularly and warrantably in building and Repairing of such Workes and 
buildings as are absolutely necessary for the defence, safety and preservation of the 
place, and for the carrying on of the Hon ble : Comp as : business in order and Method 
whereby the security, good government, and the Estate and Interest of our Nation 
may be preserved, in which we desire you to be very particular, and praying God 
to direct you we remaine. 

Your very loving friends 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
John Bridge r. 
Fort S* • George Timothy Wilkes. 

January i 6 th : l6.7'| Richard Mohun. 

M 1 : Dixon Chief Gunuer went aboard the Ships and having surveigh ed them 17m. 
according to order Reported his Opinion. Mr : Dixon* 

report of the 
.Bales. surveigh of 



That the Williamson might take in 600 

The Falcon 770 

The Society 765 

There is allready Baled here 2,989: 

and there may come in more .. ... ... 300 : 



the Ships. 



2,135 



3289 

D. & 0. 1679-80—2 



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[20*=-] FORT ST- GEORGE, JANUARY 167f.- 



Port S T - George January 20 th : 167 J- 

To the Agknt Govern 11 : & Councell. 

We the Commanders of the Ships in the service of the Hono bIe : English Bast 
India Company, and the Officers of this their Garrison, having (by virtue of the 
order received from the Agent Govern 1 ' : and Councell Dated the i6 th : Day of this 
y »: month to us directed) surveighed the Fortifications & Buildings belonging to the 

utdOAom sa ^ Hono ble : Company in this ffort and Towne, and having well considered thereof, 
Report of the and fully debated the same, we doe here give up our result according to your desires 
Stotoofidingg humbly submitting it to your considerations. 

tions. 1 : That it is of absolute necessity that the Curtaine next to the Gentue Towne 

which is part fallen downe, from y e New Caldera Point by the Eiver side to the 
Pishers Point by the Sea, be all new built agreeable to that part which is allready 
done by the new Point. 

2 : That 'tis of absolute necessity to rebuild the Bastian called the Pishers 
Point, which is fallen downe into the Sea, and to be built upon Spiles, and Spiles of 
wood drove downe about that part of it next to the sea, to preserve the Sand from 
being washed away by the Sea. 

3 : That 'tis necessary to build a new wall stronger and higher then the old 
one at such places where tis wanting from the ffishers Point alongst the Sea side to 
S l : Thoma's Point. 

4 : That 'tis of absolute necessity to build the Curtaine next the Muckwa or 
ffishers Towne from 8* : Thomas Point by the Sea side to the Pound Point by the 
River side, agreeable to that part which is allready done by the Round Point. 

5 : That the two Gates at that side next the Gentue Towne being too narrow and 
little, and alsoe the gate at the Sea side the like, being all too litle and streight for 
the passage of people, goods and Cattle, and the Gate houses too little for lodging 
for the Guards constantly there kept, and the said Gate houses being gone to decay, 
it is of absolute necessity that in the rebuilding the Curtaines and walls the s d : 
Gates be made larger for the convenience of Traffique and for the Egress and regress 
of people, goods and Cattle, and alsoe that at that side towards the Muckwa or Pishers 
Towne it is necessary that a Gate be made for the better conveniency of Traffique in 
the passing of people and Cattle in bringing Goods and Provisions to Towne. 

6 : That tis of absolute necessity to build strong and convenient Prisons to 
secure Criminalls and offenders. 

7 : That the Hospitall being a small place and too little roome for the accomo- 
dation of sick men, it requireth to be enlarged 3 : or 4 : roomes. 

8 : We find that the Hono ble : Companys Warehouses are not sufficient to hold 
all their goods, soe that there is a necessity for more te be built, and it would be a 
great accomodation to the Shiping and landing of goods if there were a range of 
Warehouses built at the Sea side from the Plattforme by the Sea Gate to the other high 
Plattforme, wherein the Companys Marchants and strangers goods might be secured. 

9 : That the out part of the House in the Port w ch : was added to the former 
by S r : Edward Winter stands in dangerous condition, and if it be not pulled downe 
in time will fall, and may doe great damage and mischief if care be not taken to avoid 
it by pulling it downe and rebuilding it. 

i0 : There is alsoe want of accomodation for the Guards in the Port, soe that if 
the Guard roomes were enlarged, the single Men of the free Guards, which are not 
then upon the [wat]ch might lye there warme and dry and be the better kept in 
Decorum. 



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FORT ST- GEORGE, JANUARY 167$. 

ii : And we are alsoe of opinion that it is of absolute necessity to keepe two 
Sloops or "Vessells of 60 : or 80 : Tons apeece to attend the ffort and Towne in case 
of "Warr, and many other Services may be done by them w eh : may be noe great charge 
to the Hono ble : Company. 

Philip Oneale. William Basse. 

James Bett. John Stafford. 

William Dixon. William Thompson. 

William Richardson. Cap 1 : Stannaed Is notarivedf rom 

Metchlep* : 



At a Consultation Mtjnday 

THE 20 th * 

Present 

Streitnsham Master Esq* : Agent & Govern 2 : 
M* : Joseph Hynmees M r : John Bridger 
M* : Timothy Wilkes M* : Eichard Mohun. 

Resolved to take noe more Petre out of the Ships untill the Nathaniell be arived Noe more 
and judgement given of what she can take in ; The Commanders of these ships in the Petre to be 
Eoad being in hopes to stow more goods then M r : Dixon reported. tL^ips ° 

unti]] ye- 

Nathaniell 

arive. 

The Commanders and Officers made their report in writeing in returne of the 7 e ; Coman- 
Directions given them to view the ffortifieations and buildings which is ordered to be made^e^ 06 ™ 
■ entred next before this Consultation. report of ye : 

ffortifi cations 
and Build- 
ings. 

The Commanders of the Ships were directed to signe noe Bills of Ladeing for y e coman- 
Diamonds &c a : but what should be inlisted with the Secretary, and upon sight of y e de F 8 of ? e . 
Secretarys firme to the note of particulars, then they or their Pursers, may signe the no^Biu™ 8118 
■•Bills of Ladeing. ° Lading for 

° Dymonds but 

what should 
be inlisted. 

Eesolvedto leave the Freight of goods from the Bay to the Coast upon the y [freight] of 
.English ships which the Commanders tooke in upon their 5 : <ffi Bent to the Hono We : f ° °|° fl j° m 
Company, but the Preight of Passengers to demand here. to the 7 " 

Honoble; 
• Compa : and 

freight of 
Passengers to 
demand. 

The Commanders were alsoe advised to entertaine noe Eunaways that were his The Com- 
Hajestys Subjects from whatsoever part they come to them, but deliver them ashoare Srfcedto 
: to serve their times anew according to the Orders of the Garrison. entertaine 

noe runaway 

Stretnsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°: Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec rv - Eichard Mohun. 

Two Horses of the Hon ble : Comp as : dyed suddenly in their Stable the i7 th : and two /on™' 
i8 th : this Month being lusty young Horses. 8 I udd BeB i dyed 



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FORT ST- GEORGE, JANUARY 167f 

At a Conscltai ion 
Present 

ThcE 9o T hT Streynsham Master Esa R : Agent & Gov R : 

the 2d TH - MB . j 0SEPH jjynmers M r : John Bridger 

M E : Timothy Wilkes Mr : Richard Mohun. 
ye: freight of Captaine Tliompson having brought up some Passengers from the Bay, the 

howdul to Freight of which he elaimes as his due by the Charter Party, upon the debate it was 
* e m H °£ ble : Resolved that the freight of the said Passengers was due to the Hon ble : Company 
an7 ' the ship being upon Demorage as in the Charter Party. 

Upon the ships filling up it being found that they would not receive all the 
Callicoes provided here, without the takeing out of more Petre, therefore to 
prevent loss of time it was now Resolved to order 400 : baggs of Petre to be taken out 



: ..aggs 
re to be 
taken out of 



ships wm : of the Ships Williamson & Society, 200 : baggs out of each Ship, and then to compleat 
Society ami the lading of these three ships with Callicoes, hopeing y 1 ; with the Petre- 
their lading to intended to be taken out of the Nathaniell the Ships will take in all the Cloth, and by 
pleated" finishing the lading of these Ships before the Nathaniell apeares we shall be the more 

at liberty to attend her Dispatch. 
a List of ^ Li s t of goods and Necessarys required from England was read and aproved. 

ed, read. 

a Letter to a Letter to the Grovernour and Councell at S t- Hellena was read and passed. 

St : Helena r 

read and AtTERNOONE. 

passed. 

aditiontoye 'f ne Addition to the Letter to the Hon ,lle : Comp a : dated this day to the 153 d : 

Honouie : e Section was read and passed, and ordered to be copied faim 

Company 
read and 
passed 

a List of A List of Persons in the Hon ble : Companys Service and of Freemen and 

Honobie™ ye Weomen in this Place was read and 

Compas : 
Service read 
and passed. 

Mr : Main- M r : Matthew Mainwaring having this day after [noone] delivered two 

waring dd Papers directed to the Agent and Councell, dated the 21 th : and 22 th : instant, after 
directed "o ye : reading the same it was resolved to give him for answear, To that ofthe2i th ; 
Agent & concerning his wife and affairs at Metchlepatam, that she is a woman soe obliging and 
discreet, there will be noe occasion of an order to protect her but if any thing should 
ye answear to Offer the Agent and CouncelJ will not be behind hand in civillitys and in care of her 
his first soe far as becomes them And to that of the 2 2 th : Jan ry - That the whole purport of 
it doth confirme the Agent and Councell in their opinion of him w ch : he quotes there- 
to HsBenand j n ou t f their Letter to Metchlep a : of the 26 th : Novemb r : last, and doe refer him to 
the Hon'' le : Comp a : for a [finall conclusion of all his matters, to whom he may [present! 
the [Copy of] the Papers he hath now given [in] the Agent and Councell not think- 
ing it worth their while to trouble them therewith, 
copy of the fhis being Resolved M r : Main waring was sent for, but not being in the way, 

clause to S be the Secretary was ordered to Copy the preceding clause and give it to him. 

given to him. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 
Timothy Wjlkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry : Richard Mohun. 

25th. rpy s Morning the Williamson and the Societv fired each of them their Gun in 

E52" token of being full laden. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, JANUARY 167|. [25™] 

In the Evening reced : letters from Metchlepatam advising in the Copy of the Jg^gj^J" 
Letter by the Nathaniell, that said Ship was dispatched thence the i7 th : adv^ing P of 

Ship Nathani. 

ell's Dispatoh 

Sign r : Coosart came to the Govern 1 ' : from the Govern 1- : of Policat with a %6 Ta ■ 
Packett of Letters, w ch : he desired might be sent upon our Ships to England for the tioketTfrom 
Chamber of the 17 : Bewinthebbers in Amsterdam. [Poiicat]to 

be sent upon 
[the shi]ps. 

At a Consultation Extraordinary Sunday 

the 26t* r 
Present. 

Streynsham Master Esq k : Agent & Govern* : 
M K : Joseph Hynmers M r : John Bridger 

M E : Timothy Wilkes M e : Bichard Mohun. 

Upon advices reced : from Metchlep* : (Yesterday Evening) that the Nathaniell The Nathani- 
had received but 192 : Bales there, and by a computation of what is laden upon these vingTut 
Ships and remaines [ashoare here there] will be a disproportion in the sortment of the l| 2 t : h ^ ale8 at 
Cargos upon each of the Ships, which being taken into consideration, and the Com- patam. 6 ' 
manders advised with about the same, it is now resolved that the Cargoes laden upon ^J^the'' 
all the three Ships shall continue aboard them, to prevent alterations in the Invoices, other 3 : 
and to make the quicker Dispatch of all of them together, being it would take up a oontinaed* 
great deale of time and make distractions now to alter and put goods in and out. 

StreYnsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 
Tim° : Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry : Hichard Mohun. 

At a Consultation Munday 

the $27™ 
Present 

Streynsham Master Esa B : Agent & Govekn r : 
M R : Joseph Hynmers M b : John Bridger 
M* : Timothy Wilkes M e : Eiohard Mohun. 

The Ships Williamson and Society having taken in above 200 : bales more then ye Ships 
was last computed they could receive when the 400 : baggs Saltpetre was ordered to ^sooiet 80 " 
be taken out, upon a Computation of what goods remaine for the Nathaniell here, tis tabeingin 
found her tonnage cannot be compleated without the 1000 : baggs of Petre taken mo°re then 
out of the other Ships, upon consideration whereof it is Resolved that the 600 : was last 
baggs of Petre aboard the Ty wan and the 400 : baggs ashoare be all laden upon the °o™ puted ' 
Nathan" : without loss of time at her first anchoring in the Road She being now in petre't ag88 
Sight and the Tywan Frigatt ballasted with Sand at present, being in expectation of j^M 6 - 1 
Petre from the Bay by the Sloops. N^tLnieii 

to oompleat 
her lading. 

The Commanders of the Ships Williamson, Falcon and Society were desired to y e comanders 
send their men to the Nathaniell to make what hast possible in lier lading that they shi t ps e to ther 
might all be dispatched together as the Hono ble : Comp a : desire. assist the 

William Phelps now in Prison for his misdemean" : is ordered to be discharged, Wm • PMps 
and to imbarque upon one of these Ships for England, not being a person fitt to l^rgidk 
remain here, but mav be landed at S* : Helena if thought convenient there. imbarque 

for England. 

The forme of the Dispatches for the Commanders was agreed upon and ordered ye forme of 
to be transcribed. Jtohis" 

d. & c. 1679-80—3 • agreed upon. 



10 



Records of Fort St. George. 



£27 IH -] 

ye forme of 
ye warrant 
for carrying 
ye Prisoner 
read & 
passed. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 167|. 



The forme of the "Warrant for carrying the Prisoner Manoell Brandon de Lima 
for England was read and passed. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry : Richard Mohun. 



Ship Falcon 
fired her Gun 
for fall. 

ship 

Nathaniell 



In the Morning the Falcon fired her Gun in token of being full. 
The Nathaniell came to anchor in the Eoad this afternooue. 



an Earth 
Qnake. 



Between 9 : and 10 : a Clock this night there happened an Earth Quake which 
continued about halfe a quarter of an hour, being the greatest that hath hapned 
in this place these 25 : yeares, but praised be God it did no harme. 

Thus far of this Booke was copied and sent home to y e Hon ble : Comp a : upon y e : 
Ships the Williamson and Society. 



Thursday 



ye Letter to 
ye Honble : 
Compa : 
finisht and 
signed. 
ye Lists of 
ye Packetts 
read and 
passed. 
A list of ye 
bookes in ye 
Boxes read 
& passed. 
Order about 
2 : Chests 
wine out of 
ye Nathanll : 
left by Capt 
Stannard. 



y« forme of 
the Orders 
for takeing 
passengers 
aboard 
agreed upon. 



At a Consultation 



Present. 

Streynsham Master Esa K ; 
M* : Joseph Hynmers 
M B : Timothy Wilkes 



Agent & Govern 8 : 
M B : John Bridger 
M B : Bichard Mohun. 



The Letter to the Hoc bIe : Comp* : to be sent upon the Ships now returning 
for England was finish't and Signed. 

The Lists of the Packetts to be sent by these Ships for England were read and 
passed. 

A list of the Bookes in the Boxes to be sent home by these Ships was read and 



31. 

y Nathaniell 
fired her Gun 
for full. 



Upon Cap* : Stannards desire to the Agent & Councell to take two Chests of 
Wine into the Comp as : Warehouse as by his Paper apeares ; It was ordered that 
the said two Chests of Wine should be opened, the contents attested, and be sold at 
convenient time at an outcry, and the proceed to be disposed as the Hon ble : Com- 
pany shall direct. 

The forme of the orders to be given to the Commanders for takeing Passengers 
aboard for England was agreed upon, and ordered to be entred at the end of last 
Consultation Booke with the list of the Persons to whome and for whom such 
orders are given. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry : Richard Mohun. 

Afternoone the Nathaniell fired her Gun in token of being full laden. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1679-80. 



11 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 167f. 

In the Evening between 5 : and Six a Clock the Comanders of the Ships were 
sent for to the Fort and their Dispatches, and the Packetts to the Hon We : Comp a : 
delivered to them w th : the Boxes of Bookes viz* : 

The Box of the Port Bookes to Cap* : Basse on y e Williamson. 

The Box of y e Bay Bookes to Cap* : Stafford on the Palcon. 

The Box of y e Metchlep a : bookes to Cap* : Stannard on y e Nathan 11 : 

This day noone the Ships Williamson, Palcon, Society & Nathaniell sett saile 
for England with a faire Wind which carryed them out of sight before night. 



Sign 1 " : Coosart the Dutch under Secretary Dined with the Govern 1 " : and went 
away to Policat this Evening, his Chief business 'tis observed was to take notice of 
our affairs here when the ships were upon their Dispatch for England. 



[31«-] 

DlTTO- 

y° Comanders 

DispatoheB 

delivered 

wth; the 

Paohette 

and Boxes of 

bookes. 



FEBBtTARV 
^o . 

Ships 

Williamson, 
Falcon, 
Society and 
Nathaniell 
sett sayle. 
signr : 
Coosart went 
for Policat. 



An Acco tt : and Abstract of thhi Tunnage and Cost of the Goods laden 

upon the Ships for England from the Port, Metchlepatam & the 

Bay anno 1678 : 



white 



strip't 



At the Fort viz t : 
Long eloth Ordinary 

white 
Ditto Browne 
Ditto Blew 
Ditto fine white 
Sallampores Ordin ry : 

White 

Moorees fine 
Neckclothes 

Stript 
Ditto Eed 

single 
Beeteelaes of 25 : 

y rds : 50 : coveds. 
Ditto of 20 : y rd8 : 

40 : Coveds : 
Sorts for musters ... 
Goods at 20 % O* 

abatement vizt : 

Gold musters 

Sallampores fine 

Pereollaes 

Dyapers broad . . . 

Ginghams N° : 33 : 
at 22 £ : pag 08 : f 
Cent; abatement 

Bales . . . 

The charges are 
calculated at 8 : f- 
■0° which is in- 
cluded in the sums 
above 

The charges upon y e 
Bay & Metchlep a : 
Invoices Calculated 
at 2^0°: is ... 

At y e Fort laden 
Bales . . . 



Bales : 



1423: 
462: 
24i 
i68: 

664 
107: 



Peeees : f Ton : Tons : 6° : Pagoda 



22: 

20: 



100: 

2: 



35575 : at 160 : 

9240: at i60 : 

6025 : at i60 : 

5040 : at i60 : 

53i20 : at 400 : 

i7072: at 800: 

3520: at 600: 

50000 : at 9600 : 

5i20 : at 400 : 

8000 : at 400 : 

U2: -: 



57- j5 
37: i3 
3i: i0 

i32: i6: 
21: 07: 

b: 17: 

5: 5 

i2: i6 

20: -: 



52337 : 
13369: 
i0347 : 
i2020 : 

35303 : 
i987i : 

3902: 

i603: 

H352 : 

i7535 : 

75: 



_ 


_ 


- 


- 


47. 


03: 


5040 : 


at 400 


12 


12 


5218 : 


32: 


3520 : 


at 800 


4 


08 


2119: 


26: 


1320 


at 400 


3 


06 


1730: 


22: 



17 : 680 : at 400 : 



1: 14: 



959 



3397: 



8137 ■ 



01: 

27: 

i3: 3 
i2: 3 

i5: - 

5: 2 

i7: 3 

24: 3 
27: - 



Tons 569 : 05 : 187795 : 11:2 



3397 



Tons 569 : 05 : 195932 : 



11: 2 

22: 4 



Abstract of 
the tunage 
laden upon 
the ships 
from the 
ffort, 

Metchlep* : 
& the Bay. 



12 



Meeords of Fort St, George. 



LP" -] 



FORT S?- GEORGE, FEBRUARY 167f 



Peeoes f> Ton 



At Metchlepatam 
Long cloth OrdnT: 

white 
Ditto fine white 
Sallampores ord7 : 

white 

Ditto fine ... 
Percollaes fine 
Ginghams ... 
Izarees 

Beteelaes Oringall . . . 
Allejaes of 4 : sorts. 
Dungarees browne... 
Rom alls Cotton 

Saile Cloth 

Sorts musters of the 
preceeding 



653: 
5i: 

i05: 
62: 
3i: 
9i: 
10: 
40: 
111: 
113: 

ioi : 

240: 



19590 


at 


160 


122: 


08: 


2040: 


at 


160: 


12: 


15: 


iosoo 


at 


400 


26: 


5: 


9300. 


ac 


400 


23: 


5: 


9300 


at 


800 


11: 


12: 


2275 


at 


400 


5: 


14: 


2000: 


at 


400 


5: 


_ • 


8000 


at 


400 


20: 


_• 


11100 


at 


400 


27 


15: 


11300 


at 


600 


18 


16: 


20200 


at 


800 


25 


5: 


9600 


at 


400 


24 


-•• 


36: 


- 


_• 




_ 



Tons ©o : Pagodas : 



7808: 

i4320 : 

7075: 

2684 

2723 : 

8937: 

l26i2 

4373 

30330 

673i 



44 



35: 
16: 
07: 1 



Bales ... 


1609: 




Tons - 


322: 


15: 


133944 : 


i5 


: 4 


The Charg[es of] 




















Metchlep a : & Ma- 




















dapollam are cal- 
culated [atj i0 V 






































0o . w ch . i 8 delud- 




















ed in j e sums 




















above 






... 




... 








... 


Charges Grenerall 




















ffort S*: George 




















calculated at 2\ 




















spOentis 


-: 


-: 








~ : 


3348: 


2i 


: 2 


At Metchlep* : laden 




















B»j ... ... 


i609: 


~ : 


Tons : 


322: 


i5: 


137293 : 


oi 


: 




Bales 


: Peeoes 


f 


Ton: 


Tons 


©o: 


Rupees : 


Ano 


Pie 


At the Bay Vizt : 




















Ginghams coloured. 


70 


7004 


at 


600: 


U: 


12: 


i9042 : 


- 


- 


Cossaes 


13 


i220 


at 


400 


p°: 3: 


i: 


9275: 


15 


— 


Mullmulls ... 


i32- 


i5350 


at 


400 


38: 


7: 


ioii23 : 


9 


- 


Silke Eomalls 


68- 


10046 


at 


800 


12 


i2: 


50i0i : 


i5 


- 


Nillaes 


i2i- 


i2118 


at 


800 


15 


0i: 


4i320 : 


14 


- 


Fine Hummums ... 


42 


4l74 


at 


400 


io 


08: 


i6470: 


io 


- 


Taffaties 


Ch. 103 


i537i 


at 


800 


i9 


4: 


7658i 


2 


- 


Raw silke ... 


837 


-: 


at 


7: I 


3*:ll9 


i0: 


259302 • 


08 


- 


Saltpetre 


i2512 


maund 


at 

8. 


15: I 


3 a :834 


oi- 


i03i94 


04 


- 


Turmerick ... 


94 


i88 


: at 


24: 1 


[<*: 7 


15 


592 


08 


- 


Sticklack 


35 


m ds : 70 


: at 


24 


3 


- 


204 


04 


- 


Sannoes 


i08 


i2890 


: at 


400 


: 32 


04 


40633 


06 


- 


Maulda sorts 


2 


i50 


: at 


400 


: 


7 


i3ii 


- 


- 


Decca sorts ... 


3 


656 


at 


400 


i 


i2 


2698 


i5 


— 


Raw Taffaties 


Ch. io 


2843 


: at 


800 


3 


Ii 


8343 


04 


- 


Seerbunds ... 


6 


i676 


: at 


400 


4 


4 


506i 


- 


- 


Sahans 


6 


600 


: at 


400 


i 


io 


579i 


08 


— 


Addaties 


3 


500 


: at 


400 


i 


5 


2733 


08 


- 


Dodammes ... 


i 


400 


: at 


400 


: i 


- 


ii76 


08 


- 


Tanjeebs 


i5 


i500 


: at 


400 


: 3 


i5 


i5956 


4 


- 


Jeloisies 


4 


4ii 


: at 


400 


i 


- 


47i5 


- 


: — 


Rehings 


i 


loo 


: at 


400 


: 


5 


566 


02 


- 



At the Bay Balei ... 14186: 



Tons. 



1125 : 04 : 766196 : - : - : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



13 



FORT «?■ GEORGE, FEBRUARY 167|. 

Rupe 



The Charges are calculated vz* : 
Hugly goods at i5 ^ 6*^ all included 
Ballasore goods at i5 I in the sums 
Cassumbazar goods at 15 j above. 

Decca at 15 J 

Pattana included in the 

.price of the petre. 
Charges Generall ffort S' 

George calculated at 



766i96 at 4 : V pa- p a : 



191549 ; 



2| V Cent is 


m 

Bales 

3393 
720 

871 


-; -: 


-: -: -: 4788: 


26: 


At the Bay lad 


B a i4i86|: ... 


Tons ii25 : 04 : i96337 


26 


At y e Fort laden Tons 
At Metchlep* : Tons 
At the Bay Tons 


Pagodas : fa. 

569:05: i87795 : 11 
322 : [ * ]7293 : 0i 
U25 : [ * ] 26 


Ca. sh. 

2 : at 9 : is £ 84507 : 17 

00 : at 9 : is £ 6178i : 17 

at 9 : is £ 88351 : i9 


10 
8 
6 


Sent home An : i678 T 
Reced out An i678 : T 


2017 : 04 : 521426 : 02 
2003: 


: 3 : at 9 : is £ 234641 : 14 
Stock £225737: 02 


7 
2 


Return' d overplus Tons 


14: 04: and 


£ 8904: 12 


5 


By Ship Williamson 

At y e Bay Ru : i78940 
At Metchlepatam 
At the Fort 


Tons ©*: Pagoi: fa: Oa : Tons: ©: Pagodas: fa: 

267 : i0 : 45853 : i3 : 3 
14i : 15 : 57621 : 26 :- 
152: 05: 64256: 3 5 


Oa : 
9 


B a : 4984 : 
By Ship Falcon 

At y e : Bay R : 

i82li9 : i : 
At the Fort 


2736 : 
730: 


23i: i9: 46668: 00: 
118: 0i: 3i404: 34: 


3 
5 

350* 00 • 78072- 35 • 


B a : 3466 : 
By Ship Nathaniell. 

At y e : Bay 

R: 220359£: 
At Metchlepatam 
At the Fort 

B a : 5976: 
By Ship Society 

Aty e :Bay.R: 

i84777 : 10 : 
At Metchlepatam 
At the ffort 

B a : 4766 : 


4877: 
192: 
907: 

3i80 : 
697: 
889: 

i87795 
and 

8i37: 

>5932 . 


374: 0i: 56467: 02: 

40: 03: 19812; 23: 

i47: 04: 36881: 04: 

25i: i4: 47349: 09: 
140: 17: 59858: 24:- 
i5i: i5: 55253: 04: 

Totall Tons 

£56332: i 

: ii : 2 : 

ii: 2: 

22 : 4 : £ 88i69 : 


3 
1 

i 

- 56i : 8 : Il3i60 : 29 : 

3 
— 544 : 06 : i6246i : 02 : 


5. 




Bales i9l92 : 


= 2017: 04: 521426: 02: 


3 


The Fort Received 
Returned Pag 09 : 
Charges on y e : Bay 
M etohlep a : Invoices 
2£ f 0*: 

at 9sh : Pag os : li 


2: 4: 
i3: 8: 













[P"j 



Torn in the original. 



& c. 1679-80-* 



14 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[P. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 167|.- 

Bales Tons e* : Pagos : f a : Ca : TonB : 



The ffort Returned overplus Tons 37f 

Metchlep a : Eeceived 

Eeturned Pag 08 : i33944: 15: 



£ : 56560 : 08 : : 
£ 60274: i9 : ilj 



»* : Pagodas fa : Ca ; 
£ 3i837 : 0i : 4 



Eeturned short in Tons 9| overplus in Mony £ : 37i4 : 11 : 11 

The Fort & Metchlep a : returned overplus Tons 28 : £ 35551 : 13 : 3 

The Bay received £ U2844: 01 : l0 : 

Eeturned Eupees 766196 : at 2 8h : 3 d : £ 86197 : 0i : 00 



Eeturned short of what"") 
ordered from England | 
Tons 385| and of what )► 
required to fill the j 

Ships ... Ton B i3fj 

In the whole returned overplus of the"1 
Calculation in last Consultation > 
booke folio i34 : 135 : J 



and in mony £ 26647 : 00 : 10 



Tonsi4| £8904: 12 : 5 



MUNDAY 
THE 3d- 



At a Consultation 
Present. 



Stebvnsham Master Esq,*- Agent & Gov K : 
M K : Joseph Hynmees M r : John Beidgeb 
M E : Timothy Wilkes M r : Eichabd Mohun. 

Nathaniell Bonus Ensigne of the Govern rS : Company refusing to obey the 
Command of the Lieuten* : of the same Company and delivering his Colours up in the 
Feild, was sent for, and upon demand acknowledged the same, whereupon his Com- 
mission was taken from him. 

Thomas Pitt upon his Petition to be allowed leave to goe to Persia to gather 
in his Estate there, and promising upon his returne to inhabit in this Towne accord- 
ing to the Hon ble : Comp a9 : orders, it was granted him provided he gave a Bond of 
500 pag 08 : that he would come and live as an inhabitant of this Towne by January 
next, which he accepted and gave bond accordingly. 

Aiisoe David David Story whose Wife is in Bengale and Will : How whose Wife is in 

story Metchlep a : having desired to make a voyage to Persia, they were granted it, pro- 

vided they gave Bond in 200 : pag os : a peece to bring their Wives here and to live 
Win : How as inhabitants of this place by January next, which David Story accepted but 
refused. William How refused to doe. 



Nathaniell 
Bonus 
Ensigne his 
Commission 
taken from 
him. 

Tho : Pitt 
giving Bond, 
permitted to 
goe to Persia. 



Y« forme of 
the Passes 
given to ships 
&ca to be 
Eegistred at 
the end of 
this booke. 



The Forme of the Passes to be given to Ships was agreed upon, and the same 
to be for Vessells alsoe, the said forme to be Eegisterd at the end of this Booke, and 
the names of the Ships and Vessells to w oh : such Passes are given with the places 
from and to which they are bound. 

Steeynsham Masteb. 
Josebh Hynmers. 
Jn° : Beidgeb. 



John Nicks Sec 1 ' 



Timothy Wilkes. 
Eichabd MoHcr. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 15 

FORT ST- GEORGE, FEBRUARY 167|. 

At a Consultation Thursday 

-d , the 6 Tn : 

.Present 

Streynsham Mastee Esq e - Agent and Govern* : 
M E : Joseph Hynmers M r : John Bridger 
M E : Timothy Wilkes W m : Eichard Mohun. 

A Letter to the Bramany Egyb at Gulcondah to endeavour to recover something a letter to 
in liew of the presents given the King and Madana at Metchlepatam was read & p he 1 Eg ? b h at 

passed. read and 

passed. 

Resolved and ordered that the Curtaine at the North side of the Towne adjoyn- y e Curtains 
ing to the Gentue Towne be built with all expedition according to the report of the ^iT* 
Commanders and Officers of 20 th : J anuary last. 

Resolved that the Marshall Thomas Lott have a Commission for Ensigne of the J 1 ' . : Lott be 
Govern™ : Company in y e roome of Nathaniell Bonus. the rooms of 

Uathanll : 
Bonus. 

And that Isaac Abraham the eldest Serjeant have a Commission and Instructions isaae Abra- 
for Marshall. £££* 

Streynsham Master. Marshall. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec r y Richard Mohun. 

At a Consultation ., 

MUNDAY 

Present the 10 th : 

Streynsham Master Esg r - Agent & Gov R : 
M R : Joseph Hynmers M R : John Bridger 
M E : Timothy Wilkes M r : Richard Mohun. 

The disposure of the Cargo reced by the Tywan Frigat from Syam, and alsoe The disposal 
the contracting for a Carg : to be returned by the same ffrigat for Bantam being g,.f g e at ^ wan 
taken into consideration, after long debate with Verona and Company it was con- Cargo . con- 
cluded and Resolved upon as follows. cude npon- 
For the Tin Verona &c* : offered SO : Pag- : \ ^ Cand M h 
For the Tuttynage ... ... 17f Pag os : J v J 

being less then what those goods cost ty Invoice, was not accepted, but Resolved to 
send them goods to Bengale. 

Eor the Copper Verona &c a - offered 58 : Pag" 8 : 1 ^ Gand w oh . 
For the Sapan wood ... . 2 : Pag os : J * 

being some advance upon the Invoice, was accepted and ordered to be weighed and 
delivered to them. 

For the Tea nothing was offered soe 'twas Resolved and ordered to returne it to 
Bantam by the same ffrigat. 

The Carg : Required by the Agent and Councell at Bantam to be returned upon 
the same ffrigat is as follows. 

12 : or i400 : Pecull Saltpetre is 60 : in 80 : Tonns. ye pe rtion- 

The Rest in Sallampores white ^ :") Cargo:" 

Long Cloth Blew | : j JggJ for 

Beteelaes white % : I All w ch : Calculating the ship at 100: 

Except Fine Moorees 2 : Bales f Tons is 40 : in 20 : Tons. 
Fine Gobars 1 : Bale 

Fine Tappies i : Bale J 



16 Records of Fort St. George. 



- 10 ih.] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 167f. 



Eramyififay ^e Saltpetre by tlie Vessells expected from the Bay not being yet arived, and 

notarived; doubtfull whither they may arive, 'tis Eesolved to be for the Comp as : Interest to 
inweasethe increase the quantitys of the Callicoes desired. 

the caiiicoee. The perticulars of w ch : now contracted for are as follows. 

Sallampores N° : 3 at ii| pa N° : 9 : at i2 : pa ty Corgo. 

Long Cloth Blew at 3 Of pa ^ Gorge by old Musters. 

Beteelaes White 38 : coveds long 2 : coveds broad at 9£ pa 5ft* Oorge by" 

Muster now sealed. 
Moorees N° : ii : at 85|- pag os : N° 12 : 39 : pa ty Corge. 
Fine Gobars at 45 : pag- : ? Corge 1 by Mugters n(m sM 
Fine Tappies at 20 : pag oe : 5ft* Corge J 

and the full The Whiteing of the said Cloth to be paid by the Company and Verona &c a : not 

bemade dp undertaking to deliver an equall proportion that is ^ of Blew Long Cloth and white 

m Long Cloth Beteelaes by reason they require more time to provide, it was agreed to accept of 

pores. al ' am " White Long Cloth and Sallampores at the Comp as : rates to make up the fall quantity 

of Cloth 60 : Tons or thereabouts by the latter end of March, and with what shall 

be gott ready by that time to dispatch the Ship without farther delay least she should 

arive to [sic] late at Bantam for the China Ships. 

streynsham master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridges. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec rv ' Eichard Mohun. 

H . A Letter was written to the Chief and Councell at Metchlepatam and sent 

a Letter t to all the Councell for their aprobation, then copyed signed and sent forward, but M r : 
etc m : Jjy nm er8 & M 1 : Mohuu being gone out of Towne before 'twas Copied fair it was not 
signed by them. 



Thuksday At a Consultation 

the 13 IH : 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq e : Agent & Gov* : 
M R : Joseph Hynmers M e : John Bridger 

M K : TiiioTHy Wilkes M r : Eichard Mohun. 

20000 : pagos ■ Eesolved and ordered that the 20000 : Pag os : remaining of the i00000 : ordered? 

to be B ent D f or Metchlep a : by Consultation of the 8 th : Aug 8 * : last be now sent overland by 20 : 
MeTchtepa? Peons in charge of M r : Maurice Wynn and M 1 : Samuel] Wales now goeing thither, 
with Mr : an( j therewith orders to commence a new Investment, and that therein they have a^ 
w 5 -nne & Mr : speciall regard to ordinary Long Cloth & Sallampores. 

Samuell 
Wales. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry : Eichard Mohun. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 17 

FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 167f. 

At a Consultation Mundai 

Present THE 17 * " 

Streynsham Master Esq r : Agent & Gov E 
M E : Joseph Hynmers M r : John Beidger 

M E : Timothy Wilkes M e : Eichard Mohun. 

A Letter to Metchlepatam of this date was read and passed. M'VhT' a° 

Upon reading the Copy of M r : Job Charnoeks Letter to y e Chief and Mr : Char ". 
Councell atHugly dated the 28 th : October last wherein he refuses to accept of the the 6t" p?aol 
5 th : place in Councell here, it was Resolved that the said 5 th : place doth now belong i nCoU M? e P 
to M r : Eichard Mohun and ordered that accordingly be doe take charge of the Mint Richard 
and be one of the Justices of the Choultry, and it was thought fitt to let y e 6 th : place Jf a v h e ™ t0 
in Councell lye vacant untill further consideration. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Beidger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry - Eichaed Mohun. 

M r : Maurice Wynne and M r : Sarnuell Wales sett forward this night for Mr : iiaurioe 
Metchlep a : with the 20000 : pag os : and ^2 : Peons to carry and conduct the same, gwl 

returned for 
Metohm : 
with 20000 : 
pagos : 

Eeceived advices from the Bramini Egib at Gulcondah, giving Aceo H : of the advices from 
Kings returne thither, and of some discourse with Madana the prime Minister, who Gukondah. 
acquainted him that the Dutch had given their promised present of 6000 : pag os ; but Concerning 
the English had not given theirs of 3000 : pag os : but made delay therein, and that ^oofpagM * 
when the English shall pay the said Piscash Mony, he would thentalke concerning poised ye 
Eenting of S' : Thoma, & Yegamor and obtaine the Kings Leave to let the same to ing ' 
us at farme therefore the Egib advises to be at more charges to some of the great 
Men at the Court that soe the business may now be effected. 

Letters received from Metchlep a : with their Diary Consultations and 18 - 
Acco" s : Cash for the Month of Jafi ry : wbere by it apeares that the promised present JfoeYvId from 
of 3000 pa : was delivered to Aga Jelol the Govern' : for the King the 22 lh : last Metchie- 
Monthand the Ballance of their Acco** : Cash Resting is pag os : 31)244 : 12 : 5 : the the^'oo 
Money due to the Marchants upon last Investment not being yet paid. P a e os : 

delivered. 
Pagos: 30244: 
„ 12 : 5 in Cash 

At a Consultation r P „ 

Ihubsday 

Present the2 °- 

Steeynsham Mastee Esq r : Agent & Govern e : 

M E : Joseph Hynmees M e : John Beidger 

M E : Timothy Wilkes M r : Richard Mohun. 

Uponperusall of the Letters from M r : Charnock &c il : at Pattana to the Chief upon perusal) 
and Councell at Hugly dated the 21 th : Sepf : and 28 th : Octob 1 ' : last, and of the of severa11 
Chief & Councell of Hugly their Consultation of the 20*" : Novernb' : and Letter to refateingto 
Pattana of the 23 th : Novemb" : and their Letter to theHouo ,,le : Comp a : of 20 th : ' h eprocury. 
Decemb 1 : last, and the Hono bIe : Comp as ; Letter to them of the 19 th : July 1677 : all ma^fe 
relateing to the procury of the Gieat Mogulls Phyrmaund for trade Custome from the Ben e aI e- 
Bay 13engale, upon tbe debate thereupon it was Resolved lo be for the Hon ble : Comp as : 
service and their interest to give orders to the Chief and Councell at Hugly to obtaine "Ih^cr/T 
the Kings Phyrmaund for the English to be Custome free in Bengale, Orixa, & Bearra &oa : a t ie 
andif they can to gett off the 3000 : rupeesyearely paid atHugly, and if Surratt, Baroach "°f u ^ *? h 
and Bundarlaree in Scinda may be included in the same Phyrmaund to be Custome Wognila 

D. & c. 1679-80-5 PhyrmauDd. 



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Records of Fort St. George. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, FEBRUARY 167f. 



[20 th ] 

wth : relation f ree i n those places and all over the Empire without an adition of charge, then that 

from ye 69 they get those places and words inserted in the Phyrmaund, unless they receive 

0*11 a f Dd a< ivices from the President and Councell at Surratt' to the contrary, but if the 

surratt. ° obtaining a Phyrmaund for Bengale Orixa and Bearra may be procured at less 

charge then the other way then that they procure it for them places only, or all the 

Empire over Surratt excepted, and doe not insert Surratt, Baroach & Bundar 

Laree in the Phyrmaund without particular directions from the Presid* : and 

Councell at Surratt soe to doe, and that noe time be lost in the accomplishing this 



Upon consideration of what the Chief & Councell at Hugly advise in their letter 
of 25 th - Ootob r : about the want of Buildings in the house at Hugly for acco- 
modation of the Comp as : Servants and Warehouses for the Security of their goods, 
and that the Factory and trade of that place is increased to more then double what 
warehouses it hath been in former times, and will still grow greater as the Ships find the way 
tobebuiitat 1 U P tne Ganges, it was thought fitt to give orders that convenient Warehouses and 
Hngiy. what accomodations are absolutely necessary shall be built at Hugly wherein they 
are to use all frugallity, and that they should endeavour to finish the said buildings 
before the arivall of the Ships expected from England. 
Vincent Vincent Safery and William How both whose Wives are at Metchlep m : having 

Win f How desired Passes as Inhabitants of this place it was granted them provided they would 
giving Bond enter into Bonds of 200 : Pag os : a peece to bring their Wives to dwell and inhabit 
pMs^ d in this Towne before the end of January next, to which they agreed. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn 0, Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry - Richard Mohun. 



21 : 

A Letter 
from Madana 
at Pullemely 
to Verona 
about 
imposeing 
the price 
upon Paddy. 



Madana the Collector of the Kings Eents at Pullemelee and Unckle to Lyngapa 
wrott a Letter to Verona requireing that Paddy be sold in the Markett of Madrass- 
patnam as Lyngapa has ordered in all this part of the Country at i0 : Calums for a 
Pagodae, and if it would not be allowed of in this Towne that he should send a 
speedy answear, whereupon some course would be taken to force a complyance 
thereby to enable the Country people to pay the Kings rents, he alsoe interlin'd some 
threats about the Customes raised in Madrasspatnam more then formerly ; To all 
w ch : the Gov r : ordered Verona to returne answear that the Markett of Madrasspatnam 
was free to all people to buy and sell in, but if Men were content to sell at 12 : 
w ch : was now the Markett price, noe Man could force them to sell at 10 : and if it 
should please God to make it dearer or cheaper 'twas not in the power of Man to 
alter what God Almighty had decreed in the government and disposition of 
the things in the world, therefore 'twas in vaine to trouble himselfe as to these 
things. 



Munday 
the 24 : 



Aooott 



• up 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq* : Agent & Govern" : 
M R : Joseph Hynmers M e : John Bridger 
M R : Timothy Wilkes M r : Richard Mohun. 

A Letter to the Chief and Councell at Hugly of this date was read, Several!' 
amendments made and passed. 

M r : Joseph Hynmers having drawn up the Hono ble : Comp a 



Acco" : w 



Cassa Verona and Comp a : by which there apears due to the said Cassa Verona &c a * 
Honobie : to the 31 th : January last pag ° : 17820 : 26 : i : whereof pag os : 5000 : paid the ±7 th : 
Cas^aVeron* °^ this Month, the remaining i2820 : 26 : i : is now ordered to be paid and Veronas- 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1 679-80. 19 

FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1'67|. 124™.] 

receipt taken in full of all demands and Acco tt8 : with the Hono ble : Comp a : to thisPagos: 
day and the Agent and Councell doe hereby acquitt, release and discharge the said ^ired to t>e 
Cassa Yerona and Company of the Contracts made with them the 27 th : May the 5 th : paid & 
August, and the 19 th : day of December last past. 



Releases 
past. 



Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn 0, Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry : Richard Mohun. 

At a Consultation Ihursdat 

y* 27 : 
Present 

Streynsham Master Esq,* : Agent & Gov B : 
M R : Joseph Hynmers M b : John Bridger 
M b : Timothy "Wilkes M r : Eiohard Mohun. 

The Journal! of the Grail : Bookes of Acco tt8 : kept by M r : Joseph Hynmers for The journaii 
the Month of Jan ry : was read & passed. S, f ^ G / aU : 

x Bookes for 

the Month of 
Janry : read 
and passed. 

M r : Joseph Hynmers his Accof 3 : of the Mint for y e Month of January were Mr : 
read and passed as f ollowes. %mn ^ 

Received for Mintage upon perticular persons Gold ooyned pag os : 1123i:-:-: the Mint read 

ii 1 X+ • -n oa Kfi . rifi . and passed. 

the | p. O* : is Pag 03 :-5b : 06 :- 

Received for Mintage dutys upon 97^ : Veece of Copper Cash at i : fanam & 
Yeeee - - Pag os : 2 : 26 : 2 : 

h e Warehousekeeper M r : John Bridger [Ace" 8 :] for the Month of January The Ware- 
were read and [passed.j 



The Customer M r : Timothy Wilkes his Bookes of Acco' 
January were read and passed as foil : 

The Acco tt : of petty land Customes amo* ; to Pag os 

The Acco tt : of Come for Toll in the Paddy 

Banksall 
The Company s part of the Weighers duty 
For Registering Houses, Slaves &c a : „ 
The Acco" : of Sea and Land Customes amo" : to 



flbr freight of 4 : Passengers from Bengale 

Allsoe the Register of Houses and Slaves and Ships arivall for the Month of 
January was read and passed. 

Vincent Say on Provisionall Pay Master his Booke of Expences for the Month Provisional! 
of January was read and passed. 

Charges Garrison ... ... ... ... ] 

Charges General] 

Charges Dyett ... 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Merchandise ... 

Charges building & Repaires ... 

Totall 





housekeeper 




Aoootts : for 




the Month of 




Janry ; read 




and passed. 


: for the Month of customers 




Bookes of 




Aooots : for 


25: 33: 5 


Janry : read 




and passed. 


- 16: - 




-: 1: 3 




6: 3:5 




7: 4: 5 




39: 24: - 




40: 00: - 





558 

i69: 

115: 


23 
30 
09: 


4: 
i: 
i: 


pay Masters 
booke of 
Expenoes for 
Janry ; read 
and passed. 


15: 


27- 


_ 




77: 


06: 


1: 




18: 


34: 


3 : 




955: 


22: 


4: 





20 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[27".] 



Bills passed. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 167f 



Bills read and passed for Mony paid out of Cash. 



Feb'* : 17 



17 



[Lingapah 
and Madanah 



contnvanoe 1 
townes 



resolved if 

they doe not 

desist to 

hinder 

ye same by 

force. 

A .Letter to 

the Honble ; 

Compa : 



Jar/* : 28 : 167f 1 : 1 bill to Vincent Sayon upon 
acco" : Garrison charges 

i : bill to Cassa Verona & 
Company upon aeco u : of 
goods received... 

i : bill to M r : Maurice 
Wynne and M r : Sam 11 : 
Wales for Metchlep a : 

1 : bill to Vincent Sayon upon 
, acco" : Garrison Charges 

i : bill to Cassa Verona & 
Company in full of all 
Acco 1 * : 



Pa. 1000: 



5000 :- 



25 



25 



20011; 



1000: 



12820: 26: 



Whereas the Govern 1, : of Pullemeiy gave notice to Verona yesterday that 
Lyngapa and Madana the Collecters of the Kings rents in this Country had given 
order that great heaps of Paddy should be raised at Vipere and Egamoore places 
adjoyning to the confines of this Towne, where all this Townes people should come 
and buy, and that noe other Paddy should be suffered to come to the towne but what 
is sold there, upon consideration thereof that if such a thing should be suffered it 
•would be an inevitable ruine to the Inhabitants and trade of this Towne ; It was 
resolved to be for the Hono ble : Comp as : Interest to hinder the same by force if they 
will not desist from such purposes by faire meanes. 



A Letter to the Hono b 
was read and passed. 



John Nicks Sec ry 



28. 

A Letter to 
Surratt Wth 
thePacfeettt 
the Hon' 1 ' : 
Company. 



Comp a : dated this day to be sent overland via Surratt 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmees. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 

RlCHARlD MOHUN. 

A Letter was written to the President and Councell at Surratt, sent to all the 
Councell for their aprobation, thei> copyed signed and sent forward by a pair of 
, Pattamars express, with the Packett to the Hono Me : Comp a : and therein the Copy of 
this Booke thus far, leaving out the Acco'* : & Abstract of the Cargoes of the Ships 
for England. 

March y e ^ Letter was written to our Bramini Egib at Gul \a few words losfj Phyrmaund 

pm ' to be procured of the King [a few words lost] ownes of S* - Thoma, Trevitore & 

a. Letter and Egamoore and the Villages under them to be rented to the Comp[any] w ch : were 
r . . . ] comunicated to the Councell, aproved and [a few words lost] forward by expresses 

fentr aUnd ] thi8 da F- 
condah. 

,, At a Consultation 

MvjNDAY 

the 3": Present 

Streynsham Master Esq* : Agent & Gov R : 
M E : Joseph Hynmees M E : John Bridger 
M R . Timothy Wilkes M B : Eichard Mohun. 

a paper given Upon reading a Paper given in by James Harding the 27 th : February (w ch : 

in by James ti me did not permit to doe upon that day) Tt was Besolved to give him for answear 
that the Councell did not, thinke fitt to bettle him in BengaJe and therefore according 
to his desire they doe quitt him of the Hono ble : Camp as : service to remaine a 
freeman, as for the arreares of his Sallary, and Eupees 61 : i3g an. he pretends to be 
stopt out of his dyett mony, when they are satisfied therein from the Chief and 
Councell in Bengale they shall take further order about it. 



Harding 
and be 
quitted tbe 

service. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 21 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH i67|. [3»-] 

Upon consideration of the state of the Hono bl ° : Comp :is : affairs at Metchlepatam 
and the adjacent ffactory especially y e : orders expected by y e : next Ships from 
England about [Pettepollee] & in respect to the 8 th : Article of the Hono ble : Comp as : 
orders made the 18 th : day of December 1667 : It was resolved to be necessary and the Agent to 
for the Hono ble : Comp as : interest for the Agent to visitt these ffactorys subordinate visitt 
to this Jurisdiction a Vacancy in business now happening for this conveniency, and &t»°eub- 
the late threats about imposeing the price of Corne upon the Towne laid aside by ° rdiQ a te 
Lyngapa he meeting [a few words losf\ in y e : Country and \_a few words lost] and Mr = 
absence that M r : Joseph Hynmers, M r : John Bridger and M> : Timothy Wilkes doe b^™®™ Mr 
take charge of the Comp ;is : affairs at this place and doe lade and dispatch the Ty wan Mr i Wiikea 
for Bantam as is allready resolved by Consultation of the 10 th : day of Februa. and ^^f e the 
that M r : Richard Mohun the Minister Seoret ry : and some of the youDg men doe accom- affairB at 
pany the Agent in his Journey w ch : is to be commenced as soone as befitting prepara- ^oe. 
tions can be gott ready it being necessary for the reputation of the Nation to goe in 
a handsome Port and Equipage. 

Streynsham Master. 

Joseph Hynmers. 

Jn 0, Bridger. 

Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Secr r> : Richakd Mohun. 



At a Consultation Thubbdat 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq,*- Agent & Gov* : 
M R - Joseph Hynmers M r : John Bridger 
M B : Timothy Wilkes M b : Eichard Mohun. 

Ordered that two 0° weight of Red Lead and one 0° : weight of white Lead be Eedd Lead & 
sent to Metchlep* : upon y e : Pinck Saphir now in the Road bound thither being for ^^aestto 
a tryall of those goods at that place. Metehie- 

Cassa Verona and Company being discourst aboute comeing to a Contract for a Cassa Verona 
new Investment of Callicos as the Hono ble : Comp a : require, they desired to be ^it^mSa' 
excused concluding thereupon at present in regard of the great Investments the to a new 
Dutch have now on foot ; but they requested that they might be furnished with camcoes. 10 * 
Money to hold the Weavers fast, w ch : upon debate the Councell agreed unto as Money to De 
thinking it a good way to secure the Investment and upon good termes, and there- paid them ' 
fore doe order that there be paid to Cassa Yerona such summes as he shall desire not to exceed 
upon that Acco" : not exceeding 20000 : pag os : "° pag0 " 

There being occasion of Horses for the Comp as : service four were ordered to be four Horse* 
bought viz': tousM - 



One young Arab at Pag os : 
One old Turkey at Pag os : 
One Atchein ... 
One of this Country ... 


160:"] 
2q! j>Pag° s : 240: 
'.'.'. 20: J 


ry . 


Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°: Bridger. 
Tim° : Wilkes. 
Richard Mohun. 



John Nicks Sec 

7 
By Expresses from Surratt received Letters from y u : Hono' ,lt ' : Coinp 1 : Over- Letters 
land dated in London the 5 th : August 1678 :_and allsoe the Letters that should have a^on'35i 
arived last yeare dated the 7 th : Septemb r : 1677 ; The Letters from Surratt are c m P « : 

overland. 



22 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[7«M 

and from 
Surratt. 



9. 

Letters from 

Metchle- 

pataro. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 167*.- 



dated the 31 th : January ad viseing of y e ships departure for England the 23 th : of 
the same Month Viz*: the Sampson, President and [a few words lost] all full laden 
but with very bad tonnage. 

Reced Letters from Metchlep a : advising of the receipt of the Pag os : 200li|- 
sent by M 1 : Wynne & M r : Wales. 

Eeced : Letters from y° : Bramini at Gulcondah advising of the necessity of 
presenting the great men in order to obtaining the Phvrmaund for S t- Thoma 
&e a : 



MuNDAY 
THE 10. 



At a. Consultation 
Present 



Streynsham Master Esq e 
M K : Joseph Hynmers 
M E : Timothy Wilkes 



Agent & Gov E : 
M R : John Bridger 
M K : Richard Mohun. 



the Journal] Resolved that the Journall of the Grail : Bookes of Acco tts : shall be read and 

bookes fa'to : P asse( ^ i n Cpuncell Monthly some day after the Aecompts of the Warehousekeeper, 
be read and Customer Mint Master and Pay Master be read and passed, that the Accomptant 
ai a ] 8 [the a otner] being thereby warranted to enter y e : said Aecompts in the Grafl : Bookes, the said 
aoootts : Bookes may be passed more regularly. 

The Sharoff of the Mint having been sick, the Accompt of the Mintage dutys 
for the Month of February is not yet made up. 



why the 
Aceott : f 
the Mintage 
dutys not 
made up. 
Warehouse- 
beepers 
Aoootts : for 
February 
road and 
passed. 

Customers 

bookes 

of Aoootts : 

for EebruaT 

read and 

passed. 



The Warehousekeeper M r : John Bridger his acco tts : for the Month of February 
were read and passed. 



The Customer M r : Timothy Wilkes his bookes of Acco tts : for the Month of 
February were read and passed as foil : 



33 



11: 2 



1: 


07: 





2: 


00: 


3 


4: 


00: 





±68: 


03: 


i 


208: 


22: 






The A ceo" : of Petty land Customes amo* : to 
The Acoo** : of Come for toll in the Paddy 

Banksall ... 
The Comp as : part of the weighers duty 
ffor RegisteriDg Houses, Slaves &o a \.. 
The Acco" : of Sea & land Customes amo" : 

to ... 



Allsoe the Register of Houses and Slaves and ships comeing and goeing for the 
Month of Februa. was read and passed. 

Provisionaii Vincent Sayon Provisionall Pay Master his Booke of Expences for the Month 

bo a oice M of t6r8 of February was read & passed 

ffebrua C ry for Charges Garrison 

read and Charges Generall 

passed. Charges Dyett 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Merchandize 

Charges building & Repairs 



... Pag 08 : 559: 


04: 


5 


168: 


07: 





105: 


02: 


1 


16: 


34: 


5 


184: 


07: 


V 


3i: 


13: 


2 


Totall 1064 : 


33: 


3 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 167f [10 T M 

Bills read and passed for. Mony paid oat of Cash Bills read 

March y e 6 th : 167f : i : bill to Eobert Bowyer 

to defray the charges 

of the Journey to 

Metchlep : ... Pag 03 : 500 

7 :- 1 : bill to Laehena for a 

Horse bought of him. 40 

7 : 1 : bill to Ninapa for a 

Horse bought of him. 20 

7 : i : bill to Ramma for a 

Horse bought of him. 20 



Preparation being made for the Agents Journey to Metchlep* : he intending to the Baiianoe 
sett forward to Morrow, the keyes of the Cash Chest and the Cash therein pag os : cash^eiT*' 5 
312i5 : 35 : being the ballance of the Acco** : of Cash (and three baggs of Cruzadoes) ™ red , t0 ttr •' 
was now in presence of the Councell delivered to M 1 ' : Joseph Hynmers with the Cash Homers 
booke & Receipt booke. mi2i6 • 35 

It is ordered that M r : Joseph Hynmers & M r : John Bridger doe joyntly signe Mr : Joseph 
all bills drawne for Mony's to be paid out of Cash during the Agents absence. Mr""john & 

Bridger to 
Bigne all bills 
lor mony 
paid out of 
Cash. 

Ordered that James Wheeler be provisionall Secretary to the Councell here Ja™ es 
during the Secretarys absence. provisionall 

SSecretry. 

A Letter to the Hono ble : Comp a : dated this day to be sent by the Tywan a Letter 
Frigatt via : Bantam was read and passed. HonoWe : 

Company. 

A Letter to the President and Councell at Surratt dated this day was read and jj^f*?* tl> 

A Letter to the Agent and Councell at Bantam dated this day was read and Bantam** 
ed. 

A Letter to the Bramini Egib at Gulcondah dated this day was read and Guictndah! 

streynsham mastee. 
Joseph HYnmebs. 
Jn°- Bbidgeb. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks See ry - Richard Mohun. 

The Right Worpp 11 : Streynsham Master Esq r -, Agent, and Governour, with The A gg nt 
M l * Richard Mohun, and M 1 ' - Richard Portman commenced their Journey overland &o a :com- 
for Metchlepatam, and M r> Timothy Wilkes accompaning the Governour part of the j Trney for' 

y?QX. Metohlepa : 

12. 
At 5. in the morning the Winde being at N.N.E. it blew a Storme, which is AStorme.not 

seldome seen at this time of the yeare : Next day noon, the Winde comming about , uauaJ 

to the S.S.E. the Storme ceased. In the said Storme were 5 Boates Laden with 

Paddy at Cavalan, bound to Metchlepatam cast away, viz*- 3. sunke and 2 drove 

ashoare. 



., 1.11 



24 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST- GEORGE, MARCH 167f. 

Thubsday * 

THE *■**• At a Consultation 

Present 

M B< Joseph Hyn&ers M r : John Bridger. 

CaBea Verona Whereas by Consultatiou of the 10 February, It was resolved that the Tywan 

^w^nV et Friggot should be dispatched henoe to Bantam by the Latter end of this Moneth : 
ready the Oassa Yerona & Comp a - were seat for, and pressed to gett ready the Callicoes 
ye^Twfn 1 contracted for the said Friggat ; they promised to get ready the said Callicoes by the 
whioh they Latter end of this moneth. 

promised. . 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 

c } 5 - Beceived Letters from Metchlepatam, Dated the 2 d . Instant with their 

Letters &ea Dyary, Consultations, and Acco t- Cash for the moneth of February, by M 1 ' Wilkes 
f atam MetChle wno accompaned the Governour as farr as Chieatacore. 
Munday The Councell met but noe business presented. 

THE 17. 

Thursday M r J° 8e P n Hynmers, M 1 ' John Bridger, & M r Timothy Wilkes of Councell mett, 

the 20. but no business presented. 
Munday M? Joseph Hynmers, M 1 ' John Bridger, & M r - Timothy Wilkes of Councell mett, 

the 24. bat noe business presented. 

Thubsday At a Consultation 

the 27. 

Present 

M K - Joseh Hynmers M e - John Bridger 

M B - Timothy Wilkes. 

Accepted of 6 Cassa Verona & Company having noe Fine Tappies by them of that sort 

€ at r f isT 68 ' contracted for as ^ Consultation of 10 February. It's Besolved to accept of six 
corge. Corge at the rate of fifteen Pagodas %> corge, which are the finest at present 

procurable. 

Joseph Hynmers. 

Jn° : Bridger. 

Tim 0, Wilkes. 

Saturday At a Consultation Extraordinary 

THE 29. 

Present 

M K - Joseph Hynmers M e - John Bridger 

M E - Timothy Wilkes. 

The Tywan We having Laden on board the Tywan Friggat Captaine Miles Cubitt Com- 

Laden^caT 8 mender all the Goods and Merchandise, We have to Lade on board her, Amounting 
Cutitt'had to as ^ Invoice Pag os - 12940 : 30 : for Accompt of the Honourable Company of 
tihis^ay.^ 011 Merchants of London trading to the Kast Indies, consigned to the Right Worpp 11 Robert 

Parker Agent &c" - Councell in Bantam, It is resolved to give said Captain Cubitt 

his dispatch this day. 
a Letter to A Letter writt to the Agent & Councell of Bantam, of this Date read, and passed. 

Bantam. ° ' ' r 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 
Tim - Wilkes. 

30 About 4 in the morning the Tywan weighed, and sett sayle for Bantam. 

The Tywan 
departed. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 25 

FORT ST- GEORGE, MARCH 1679. 

At a Consultation Munday 

Present 

M B - Joseph Hynmers M b - John Bridger 
M E - Timothy Wilkes. 

The Warehouse keeper M r - John Bridger being offered by James Betts P : 20. £ °°™^ _ 
for | peece ordinary Broadcloth, and by Wella Caun P 44. for two halfe peeees detto Broad doth 
cloth, It is resolved that he accept thereof. at P: 20 : ^ B - 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 
Tim - Wilkes. 

The 29 Currant John Burrett Gunners Mate had Leave to goe on board the Johnjwtt 
Tywan Friggat, the 30 th - in the morning he was missed, and supposed to be runn [toTywIn. 
away in the said Tywan. But 'tis beelived that the Commander knew nothing of 
it, he having oftentimes assured us that he would carry none of our men away. 

M 1 ' Joseph Hynmers, M r - John Bridger & M r - Timothy Wilkes of Councell met, Thursday 
but noe business presented. Apeill 

This day in the Evening runn away from this Garrison, Giles Seudamore Cor- GiieBSouda- 
porall, Elias Loyd Rounder, Henry Salter. Fredrick Perdu, and Charles Layoon "ore'runn 
Private Centinells, and John Gooldsby Gunners Mate. away. 

M 1 '- Joseph Hynmers, M r - John Bridger & M 1 '- Timothy Wilkes of Councell mett Munday 
but noe business presented. the 7. 

Came Newes that Giles Seudamore Corporall, Elias Loyd Rounder, Henry ,8* 

Salter, Fredrick Perdu, & Charles Laycon Private Centinells, and John Gooldsby m0 re&o«: a * 

Gunners Mate, were overtaken at Trivilore, and seized on by the assistance of the °7? rt . aken *' 

Governour, & People of that Place. seized^ ye 

Govern' - 



At a Consultation Thursday 

THE 10. 

Present 

M E - Joseph Hynmers M K ' John Bridger 
M B - Timothy Wilkes. 

Giles Seudamore Corporall, Elias Loyd Rounder, Henry Salter, Fredrick ^f |° ada - 
Perdu, Charles Laycon Private Centinells, and John Gooldsby Gunners Mate, brought 
accompaned by Thomas Arnold (who came a Passenger from Bantam in the Mama- ^4°*™^ 
loon the 8 th - of March last) were brought Prisoners to this Place, and enordered to be irons, 
kept in Irons, untill the Governours returne. 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Tim - Wilkes. 

M r - Joseph Hynmers, M r - John Bridger, & M r - Timothy Wilkes of Councell Munday 
mett, but noe business presented. the 14. 

d. & c. 1679-80—7 



26 



Records of Fori St. George. 



Thursday 

THE 17. 



A Consulta- 
tion to sell 
Cloth RasheB 
at P 16* f 



MUNDAY 
THE 21. 

Thursday 
the 24. 

MUNDAY 

THE 28. 

Thursday 
May the 
1. 



the Agent 
&e a : came to 
towne. 



4th : 

Letters from 
Surratt advis- 
ing about ye : 
Phyrmaund 
to be Custome 
free in all y» : 
Mogulls 
Dominions. 



_ FORT S?- GEORGE, APRIL 1679. 

At a Consultation 
Present 
M B# Joseph Hynmers M r - John Bkidger 
M K - Timothy Wilkes. 
M r- John Bridger the "Warehousekeeper, acquainting the CounceU that Bawder 
Caun and Pattanaw have offered to buy three Bales Cloth Eashes at P i5| the peece, 
It's Resolved that the Warehousekeeper sell the same, provided they pay ready 
money for the same. 

Joseph Hynmees. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Tim - Wilkes. 

M r- Joseph Hynmers, M r> John Bridger & M 1 - Timothy Wilkes of Couneell mett 
but noe business presented. 

M r - Joseph Hynmers, M r> John Bridger, & M 1 : Timothy Wilkes of Couneell 
mett but noe business presented. 

M r - Joseph Hynmers, M r - John Bridger, & M r : Timothy Wilkes of Couneell 
mett, but noe business presented. 

M r - Joseph Hynmers, M r - John Bridger & M r - Timothy Wilkes of Coungell 
mett, but noe business presented. 

The Agent with those in his Company all in good health (praised be God) came 
to Trevitore this Morning by 6 : a Clock and stayed there untill the Evening, then 
came to the ffort attended by the Couneell, and many others of the Companys 
Servants, and of the Inhabitants of the Towne. 

By the Ship Good hope received Letters from y e : Presid* : and Couneell at 
Surratt dated the 5 th : of last Month advising that our Letters with the Packett to 
the Hono ble : Comp" : dated the 28 th : ffebrua : arived with them the 30 th : March, and 
they desire if possible that Surratt or at least Broach might be included in the 
New Phirmaund now endeavouring to be taken out to be Custome free in all the 
Mogulls Dominions, provided it might be done without any increase of charge more 
then for Bengale only, for they have found in their Registers that S* : George 
Oxinden when President at Surratt made some overtures for dateing the Customes, 
and that nothing should be paid for the Charge of obtaining it untill the thing was 
done, yet the Hono b,e : Comp a : aproved not of it and soe the business was let fall ; 
The Presid* : and Couneell doe alsoe aprove of having the Phyrmaund made to the 
English Nation and not to the Company in particular, the evill of which last distinc- 
tion they often smart for as ^ : advice. 



Munday 
the 5 



Gyles Seuda 
more &c« 
Runaways 
examin'd 
before the 
Couneell, 
and 
Sentenced. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Steeynsham Master Esq r * Agent & Govern r : 

M K : Joseph Hynmers M k : John Bridger 

M E : Timothy Wilkes M e : Richard Mohun. 

Giles Scudamore, Elias Loyd, Henry Salter, Frederick Perdue, Charles Laycon, ! 

John Goldsby & Thomas Arnold who run away from this Garrison the 3 d : of Aprill 

& were taken at Triveloore and returned by force the 10 th : of y e : same Month, being' 

called before the Couneell and examined concerning the said fact, the Commission 

Officers being present were sentenced to ride the wooden Horse for 3 : daies 3 : hours 

at a time, and to serve 5 : yeares De Novo, the first two yeares at 8i : fan 3 - ^ : Mensem 

and the 3 : last yeares at the usuall pay of the Garrison, according to the 15 th : 

Article of y e : Orders for the Garrison, and" Giles Scudamore Corpora!! & Elias Loyd 

Rounder being upon the guard and having reced : the Word that night before they 

run away beside the said punishment of rideing the Horse, shall be confind a Month 

in Irons with allowance of Rice and Water and forfeit that Months pay to the 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



27 



-FORT ST- GEORGE, MAY 1679, 



[5th.] 



Hono ble : Comp" : and Henry Salter and Frederick Perdue private Sentinells and John 
Goldsby Gunners Mate alsoe runing away off of their guard, beside the punishment 
of rideing the Horse shall each of them forfeit one Months pay to the use of y e poore 
excepting 40 : fan s : a peece for Dyett Mony. 

Peter Large whose "Wife is at Metchlep a : having entered into Bond of 200 : Peter Large 
pag os : to bring his Wife to Madrass and live as an Inhabitant here by January next, frlSfa 3 ™ 4 
a Pass was granted him to enjoy liberty of Trade as an Inhabitant under the p **- 
Hono bIe : Companys Government. 

Streynsham Master. 

Joseph Hynmers. 

Jn° Bridger. 

Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry - Eiohard Mohun. 



A letter in the Portugez language was written to the Govern 1 ' : of Policat return- 6th : 
ing him thanks for his generous entertainm* : of the Agent &c a : at Policat upon May £ better to 
day. 

A Letter was written to the Chief and Councell of Metchlepatam and sent to 7 : 
the Councell for their aprobation, then copyed fair signed and sent forward. M^oWe** ' 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Streynsham Master Esq,*- Agent & Govern 8 
M K : Joseph Hynmers M e : John Bridger 

M B : Timothy Wilkes M B : Richard Mohun. 
M 1 ': Joseph Hynmers delivered the Agent the Keyes of y e : Cash Chest with 
the Cash therein being Pag os : 25896 : 13 : 5 together with the Cash booke and the 
Beceipt Booke. 

The Journall of the Grafi : Bookes of Acco ts : kept by M r : Joseph Hynmers for 
the Month of Feb ry : was read & passed. 

M r : Joseph Hynmers his Acco tts -. of the Mint for the Month of February were 
read and passed as followes. 

Received for Mintage upon perticular Persons Gold coyned Pag os : 8380:-:-: 
the 1 1> : Gent is Pagodas 4i : 32 :- 

Received for Mintage Dutys upon 264 : Veece of Copper Cash at i : fan : 5^ : 
Veece Pag 03 : 7: i2| 

There was nothing coyned in the Mint in the Month of March 

The Warehousekeeper M r : John Bridger his Acco tts : for the Month of March 
were read and passed. 



The Customer M' : Timothy Wilkes his Bookes of Acco 
March were read and passed as followes. 

The Acco tl : of petty land Customes amo" : to Pag : 
The Acco" : of Corne for toll in the Paddy 

Banksall- 
The Comp as : part of the Weighers duty- 
For Registering Houses, Slaves &c" :- 
The Acco u : of Sea and Land Customes amo*' : to 



tts : for the Month 


56. 


22 


4: 


2: 


07: 


5: 


4: 


16: 


- 


5: 


19: 


1: 


170: 


23: 


2 



For the last | yeares rent for the farme of 
Licences to utter Liquors by retaile ending 
the 25* 1 ' : September next 



239: 17 



100: - ■- 



Thuksday 

the 8 : 



the Cash 
delivered the 
Agent. 

Journall of 
the Grail : 
Bookes read 



Hynmers 
Accotts : of 
the Mint for 
ffebrua read 
and passed. 



Warehouse- 
keeprs : 
Accotts : for 
M arch read & 
passed. 
Customers 
Bookes of 
Accotts : for 
March read 
and passed. 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[8 th -] 



Provisionall 
Pay Masters 
booke of 
ExpenceB for 
Maroh read 
& passed. 



-FORT ST- GEORGE, MAT 1679, 



Bills passed. 



543: 


10: 


4: 


171: 


03: 


5: 


104 


34 


2: 


15: 


18: 


2: 


53 


02 


5: 


77 


03 


1 


965: 


0i: 


1: 



tion given 
Capt:Wileken 
Wigbers to 



Charges of ye; 
Agents jour- 
ney to be 
brought to 
Aooott : 
Sallerys 
ordered to 
be paid. 



Allsoe the Register of Houses and Slaves and Ships comeing and goeing for the 
Month of March was read & passed. 

Vincent Sayon Provisionall Pay Master his Booke of Expences for the Month, 
of March was read and passed. 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Generall 

Charges Dyett 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Merchandize 

Charges building & Eepaires 



Bills read and passed for Mony paid out of cash 
March 26 th : ... 1: Bill to Vincent Sayon upon Acco": 

1679: Garrison Charges Pag 08 : 1000:- 

Aprill 22 : ... 1: Bill to Vincent Sayon upon Acco": 

Garrison Charges ... ... ... i000 :- 

23 : ... i : Bill to Cassa Verona & Company upon 

acco" : of the Callicoe Investm' : 5000 :- 
Cap* : Wilcken Wigbers having notice that the Men in the Sloope w oh : run away 
with his Estate from Policat in Septemb r : last were seized at Tanasseree and sent up 
to the King of Syam, desired the Agent and Councells Letters of Recommendation to 
the King of Syam to the Barcalong and to the Chief and C'ouncell there for the 
Hono ble : Comp a : which was granted him and the said Letters written accordingly. 

Ordered that the Charges of the Agents Journey to Metehlepatam be brought to 
Acco" : in the Bookes of Acco tts : to be ballanced the 30 th : last Month. 

Ordered that the- Sallerys due upon Lady day last that should then have been 
paid, be paid now, and brought to Acco" : in the Bookes of Acco" 9 : to be Ballanced 
the 30 th : Aprill. 

Streyn?ham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
J™ : Bridges. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec 1 ' 1 ' 1 Richard Mohun. 



Munday 
the 12 th : 



1200: pages ■ 
to be sent to 
Quloondab 
for the 
Towne Rent. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Streyinsham Master Esq e 
M K : Joseph Hynmers 
M E : Timothy Wilkes 



Agent & Govern r : 
M R : John Bridger 
M B : Richard Mohun. 



In answear to the Letter received the 21 th : Aprill from y e : Braminy Egyb at 
Gulcondah, It is resolved to send ±20>) : Pag 08 : by 4 : Peons for the Kings halfe of 
the rent of this towne, it beeomeing due the first day of next Month, and to advise 
him that for the renting of S" Thoma and the Six townes under it to be taken m the 
Hono ble : Companys name the Agent and Councell will not advance more then l500 : 
Pag 08 : & : Ann. as Verona paies, and for the fees to the great Men and the Writers 
for writeing a new Phyrmaund to disbourse soe far as 400 : pag os ; 20 : or 30 ; more 
or less, and not more. 

STREYN8HAM MASTER. 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Secry. Richard Mohun. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



29 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY im. 

The Councell mett and discoursed of Affairs but concluded upon nothing to be Thuesdat 
entered. the 15 

the Conuoell 
mett. 

Notice being given for the Sale of the two Chests Canary "Wine, left ashoare by 2 : Chests 
Cap* : Stannard of the Nathaniel 1 by a Bill put up at the Port gate on Munday last, kflb/oapt: 
tha said two Chests were this day sold; and alsoe the Company s Empty Bottles and stannard: 
Chests as followeth. 

Upon Thursday next being the fiveteenth day of this instant May, is to be ex- n : a : B: 
posed to publike sale two Chests of Canary Wine, which are divided into 7: lotts of 12 : 
Pottle Bottles each Lott, and the two empty Chests in two Lotts. The said Wine is 
to be seene in the Companys Godowne in the ffort, the Buyers are to pay one 
third part of the Mony downe, and the other two third parts upon takeing away the 
Wine, for which they are allowed one Months time. 

Allsoe there is five empty Chests and 636 : empty Pottle and quart Bottles of the 
Hono ble : Companys to be sold at the same time. 

and the Sale was as followeth. 



Dixon Lott No. 1 ... i2 : Pottle Bottles Canary Wine 
& full at 20 : fan 8 for 2 : Pot le Bo... 
2i 



W m : 

empty 

Ditto 

Ditto 

Ditto 

John Davis 

W m : Bellamy 

John Davis 



PagoB: fa. Ca: Pag: fa 0» 



12: 
12: 
i2: 
i2: 
12: 
14: 



21: 
2i: 
2i: 
21: 
21: , 



3: 


12 


. 3: 


18 


. 3: 


18 


. 3: 


18 


. 3: 


18 


. 3: 


18 


. 4: 


3 



for a taste 
the Cryer & 



1 Totall at fan 8 
1 



88 Pottle Bottles 



W ■ Pag 08 : amo" : to Pagodas 



24: 33:- 



Elihu Tale 
Charles Atkins 



Sale of the two empty Chests N c 

Chest N°: A 

N°:B . 



A B : as f 0. 



Totall produce of Wine and Chests is Pag 08 :.. 
Empty Bottles and Empty Chests of the Hono ble 
Comp as : sold at this publike Sale as foil : 



Bezaliell Sherman 1 : Chest sold at 

Ditto ... 1: at 

John Abbott . . . 1 : at 

Philip Ashton ... 1 : at 

Ditto ... 1 : at 



5 : Chest amount to Pag 
4 : Chests deliverd the Carpenter for necessarys 

for the ffort. 
1 : Ditto sent to Metchlep a : and kept there. 



Charles Atkins . . 


. 100 


quart Bottles at 


Richard Ware .. 


100 


Ditto at 


Thomas Moore . . 


100 


Ditto at 


Charles Atkins .. 


100 


Ditto at 


Elihu Tale 


121 


Ditto at 


Ditto 


55 


Pottle Bottles at 



at. 7:- 
7:- 



14:- 
25: 11:- 



Pa:fa. Ca. Pa. fa. Ca. 



fans. 

20 
19 

20 
20 
20 
15 



1: 7:- 



Totall produce of Chests & Bottles is pag° 



4:13 



30 



Records of Fort St. George. 



18th : 

A Letter from 
MetobJep. 



Mttnday 
the 19 : 



35 : pas |> 
Candy for 
Tyn & 21 J 
pagos : $> : 
Cafi: for 
Tutynage 
offerd. 
wen : was 
aooepted of 
and the 
Warehouse- 
keeper order- 
ed to deliver 
the same. 
4 : Iron 
Ordnance 
sold. 



21 



A Paokett 
from Persia. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1679. 

_ 60 : quart Bottles made use of for Country beer for the Table. 
110 : Pottle Bottles made use of for Ditto. 

80 : Ditto sent to Metohlep a : with liquors and kept there. 

40 : Lost and broken. 

Eeceived a Letter from Metehlepatam dated the 9 th : Instant with eopys of their 
Consultations, Dyarys & Acco tts : Cash for the Months of March and Aprill, advising 
of the sale of the Lead at j.0 : pag os : ty : Candy and y e Copper Plates at 65 : pag 08 : 
3P - : Candy to be deliverd at Muceapat or Gulcondah at the Buyers charge. 

At a Consultation 
Present 



Stbeynsham Mastee Esq r - 
M k : Joseph Hynmebs 



Agent & Govebn* : 
M R : John Beidgee 
M K : Eichard Mohun. 



The whole Councell being duly sumnuon'd 

Whereas in the Consultation of the 10 th : February last it was resolved to send 
the Tynn and Tuttynage unto Bengale w ch : came upon the Tywan Frigat from Syam 
by reason it would then yeild but 30 : pag 03 : ffi : Candy for the Tynn and ±7± for the 
Tuttyuage, the prizes of the said goods being now risen and Verona offering 35 : 
pag 08 : ty : Candy for 35 Candys of Tynn, and 2±i pag 08 : #• : Candy for all the" 
Tuttynage, w ch : being something above the cost of the said goods ^ : Invoice, it was 
thought fit to accept of the said prizes rather then to adventure the goods to Bengale, 
wherefore the Warehousekeeper is ordered to deliver to Verona 35 Candys of Tynn 
and all the Tuttynage at the prizes aforesaid. Ordered that Verona be charged 3 : 
pag os : & : : for 4 : Iron Ordnance deliver'd him for his occasions in March last. 

Stbbynsham Mastee. 
Joseph Hynmebs. 
Jn°: Beidgee. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John N icks Sec ry - Bichaed Mohun. 

Eeceived a letter from the Govern* : of Polieat by his Secretary and his two 
Sons, advising the Peace was proclaimed between France and the States of the United 
Netherlands in October last, whereof these Persons were goeing by order of Comis- 
sion as they call'd it to give notice to the French at Puddichery, allsoe they brought 
us a Packett from the Agent at Persia incloseing duplicates of the Hono ble : Companys 
Letters of 5 th : August ±678 : 



Thuesday 
the 22 : 



Journal] of 
the Grail : 
bookes read 
& passed. 
Mr : Hynmers 
Aoootts : of 
the Mint for 
Aprill read 
and passed. 

Warehouse, 
keeprs : 
aoootts: for 
Aprill read 
and passed. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Steeynsham Mastee Esa B " Agent & Gov E * 
M* : Joseph Hynmebs M e : John Beidgee 
M r : Timothy Wilkes M e : Bichaed Mohun. 

The Journall of the Grail : Bookes of Acco tts : kept by M 1 : Joseph Hynmers for 
the Month of March was read & passed. 

M r : Joseph Hynmers his Acco tts : of the Mint for the Month of Aprill were read 
and passed as followes. 

Eeceived for Mintage upon perticular Persons Gold coyned pag os : 37254 : - : — 
the i 5^ : Gent, is Pag os : 186 : 10 : 

The Warehousekeeper M 1 ' : John Bridger his Acco tts : for y e ; Month of Aprill 
were read and passed. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



31 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1679. 

The Customer M r : Timothy Wilkes his Bookes of Acco* 
Aprill were read and passed as followes 

The Acco" : of Petty land Customes amo* : to Pag 08 : 

The Acco" : of Corne for Toll in y* : Paddy Banksall 

The Comp a8 : part of the Weighers duty 

For Eegistering Houses, Slaves &o a : 

The Acco" : of Sea and land Customes amo" : to 









[22»-] 


for 


the 


Month of 


Customers 
Bookes 
of Aoeotts : 


82: 


16: 


2 


for Aprill 
read and 


3: 


19: 


5 


passed. 


2: 


20 


5 




8: 


3i 


_ 




66: 


25 


3 





264: 

5 



05: 3 
i8: - 



Eeeeived for rent of 6 : Gardens 

Allsoe the Register of Houses and Slaves and Ships comeing and goeing for the 
Month of Aprill was read and passed. 

Vincent Sayon Provisionall Pay Master his booke of Expenees for the Month of Provisionaii 
.Aprill was read & passed. 

Charges Garrison ... ... ... ... Pag' 



Charges Generall 
Charges Dyett 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Merchandize 
Charges building & repairs 



531: 


17: 


1 


179: 


05: 


1 


103: 


02: 


1 


19 


32- 


4 


61- 


12: 


5 


71 


14 


1 



Pay Masters 

booke of 

Expenees 

for Aprill 

read and 

passed. 



966: 12: 1 



Bills rpad and passed for Mony paid out of Cash. 



passed. 



May y e 9 th : 

io 

13: 
15. 



1679 



1100 : 23 : 2 



30: 12 



: Bill to sundry Persons upon 

Acco tt : of Sallery ... ] 
: Bill to Eobert Bowyer upon 

acco" : of the charges of the 

Journey to Metehlepatam. 
: Bill to the Divan for the King's 

halfe of a yeares rent for y e : 

towne ... 
: Bill to Vincent Sayon upon 

acco" : Garrison charges. 
A Letter to the Chief and Councell in Metehlepatam of this date was read a Letter to 

-and passed. Matehlepa; 

A Letter to the Chief and Councell in the Bay of this date was read and passed, a Letter to 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmebs. 
Jn° : Bbidgee. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry : Eichakd Mohun. 



1200 



1000 



the Bay. 



At a Consultation Mtjnday 

Present ' 1HE 26TH - 

Steeynsham Mastee Esq r : Agent & Gov R : 

M R : Joseph Hynmebs M r : John Bbidgee 

M b : Timothy Wilkes M r : Eichaed Mohun. 

John Goldsby Gunners Mate being examin'd in the Councell for threatning the John Goidsby 
lives of Eichard Ware and John Bonus for which he had nothing to alleadge in his examined - 
defence, the fact apearing very heynous, he was sentenced to suffer two Months im- and sen _ 
prisonment to be allowed 40 : fan 8 : a Month for Dyett and the other 4i : fan 8 : of his tenoed. 
pay to be forfeited to the Hono ble : Comp a : and he is allsoe to pay 40 : fan 8 : to John 
Bonus, as adjudged by the Councell of Officers, for beating of him, and after two 
Months imprisonment to be let out upon his good behaviour. 



32 



Records of Fort St. George. 



-FORT 



GEORGE, MAT-JUNE 1679.- 



60: pagos: 
paid for a 
Horse that 
dyed in the 
Metehlepatam 
Journey 



Thursday 
29. 

The Councell 
mett. 

Ditto. 29 : 

3 ; vollyB 

&29: 

Ordanoe 

disoharged 

as accusto- 

mary. 

30 th - 

A Letter to 
Metehlepatam 

June 
Munday 
the 2 D : 

ye : Counoell 
mett. 

4 th : 



Dutoh 
returned to 
Pollieat. 
Thursday 
the 5 th 
ye: Councell 
mett. 

9. 

two firenoh 
Men from 
Pudiehery 
sent to 
returne the 
Complemt : to 
ye : Dutch at 
Pollieat. 
Dutch stopt 
at Porto 
Novo, 



10th. 

A Letter 

from 

Guleondah 



There being a Horse borrowed of Kitta Narrain for the Agents Journey to Met- 
whieh dyed in y e : Retnrne, and he demanding satisfaction for his Horse 
'twas thought fttt to pay him 60 : pag os : for the same. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmebs. 
Jn° : Bbidgee. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec l 'y- Eichaed Mohun. 

The Counoell mett and concluded of nothing to be entered. 

This day at Noone the Garrison being drawne up and having fired 3: Vollys there 
was 29 : Ordnance discharged at Drinking the Kings Majestys health, and Wine and 
Arrack given to the Officers and Soldyers according to Custome. 

A Letter was written to Metehlepatam in answear to one received thence the 28 th : 
concerning English Mens goeing to Guleondah, and particularly James Horner giving 
Bond was permitted to goe thither to sell Ellephants. 

The Councell mett and concluded of nothing to be entred, Verona and his Part- 
ners not comeing to any agreement about a new Investment tho often pressed to it. 

The Dutch Men that went to Pudichery to carry y e : newes of Peace to the French 
returned this Night and passed through this place to Pollieat. 

The Councell mett and concluded of nothing. 

Being Whitsun Munday the Counoell did not meet. Two French Men, Mons 1 ' : 
Louuen and Mons r : Germen arived from Pudichery being sent by Mons 1 ' : Martin to 
returne the Complement to the Govern r : of Pollieat for sending the newes of the 
Peace concluded between y e : two Nations in Europe, upon w eh : Journey they pro- 
ceeded forward this Night after they had sup'd with the Govern 1 ' : the said gentlemen 
informed us, that the Dutch Men w ch : carryed them the Newes of Peace went from 
Pudichery to Porto Novo, and there the Govern 1- : or Havaldar for Sevagee demand- 
ing Passes of them for Ships of that Port to goe to Sea, and they answearing that 
they could not doe it, with[out order from Pollieat,] the Havaldar stopt them and in 
the Night [they made their escape aboard] a Ship of theirs in the Road lately arived 
from Batavia, and upon her returned to Sa[draspatam] leaving their new settled ffac- 
tory in Porto Novo to dispute the case with the Havaldar, where they have no good 
correspondence, being not permitted to build a House as they were promised. 

Received a Letter from the Bramini Egyb at Guleondah giveing acco" : of the 
business of Customes taken from the two English Men that went thither from . 
Metchlep a : 



Thursday At a CONSULTATION 

the 12 : 

Present 

Steeynsham Mastee Esq e : Agent & Gov R : 
M B : Joseph Hynmees M e : John Bridges 

M r : Timothy Wilkes M r : Eichaed Mohdn. 

Order about Whereas it hath been a Custome by Order of y e : Govern 1 ' 8 : of this Towne and' 

w^rirlg 118 Garrison that none of the Christian Inhabitants of this place except the Subjects of 
Armes that his Majesty the King of Great Britaine &c a : should ware any Armes offensive or 
SnhjeotBtohis defensive without particular license of the Govern r : upon paines and penaltys w ch : 
Majesty. have formerly been declared ; It is found convenient to renew^and confirme the said- 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 3H 

FORT ST- GEORGE, JUNE 1679. L 12lH j 

Orders at this time to preserve the Peace and quiett of the place w ch : hath lately been 
disturb'd, It is therefore ordered that It any Christian (except the Subjects of his 
Majesty the King of Great Britaine &c a ) shall ware any Armes or weapons offensive 
or defensive within the jurisdiction of this towne, as fire Armes, Sword, Dagger, 
Ponvard or such like, or great Clubs, stafe or Cane ferild with Iron without order 
or license of the Govern r : every Person soe offending shall pay 50 : pag os : for every 
[such offence whereof one] halfe to the Informer, and the [otber halfe to the use of 
the poore,] and in case of non payment [after conviction shall su]ffer imprisonment 
untill [payment] thereof. 

And it is alsoe ordered that noe Servant or Slave belonging to any Christian 
that is noe Subject to his Majesty of Great Britaine &c a : shall at any time ware or and that noe 
carry about them any the aforesaid Armes or Weapons, or any Club, Stafe or ^™hM 
Cane whatsoever upon paine of the aforesaid forfeiture to be paid by the Master the ware any 
Servant or the Slave, and in case of non payment the Servant or Slave shall be 
imprisoned and sold for payment thereof. 

These Orders are to be published and fixed up in writeing in English and in These 
Portugez at the ffort gate and at y e : Choultry, and in Portugez at the ffrench published 
Padrys Church that none may pretend ignorance of the same. and fixed up. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn 0, Brxdger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Secret' 7, Richard Mohun. 

14IH. 

Received Letters from the President and Councell at Surratt by our Returned L e ett p^J}™ . 
Expresses in 25 : dayes, but noe fresh advices from the Hono ble : Comp a : overland. & e counceii 

at Surratt. 

The two French Men that went to Policat to Returne y e : Complement to the J^ : 
Dutch, passed through the Towne this day in their returne to Pudichery and w ch : KenchMen 
Padry Ephraim gave Verona a visit by order of Mons r : Martin, telling him they p et ?- n n 9d *° 
had now peace with the Dutch, and they should drive a great trade, and be more & U g ave er> 
kind to the Blacks then either y e English or the Dutch and should come & be his Verona a 
Neighbours. Tlsr ' 

Podela Lyngapa the Chief Collector of the Kings Rent[s] in these parts of Podeia 

Carnat, being called up to the Court at Gulcondah to adjust his Aceo tts : and having gJ e n jfg P t a 

fitted himselfe for his Journey, desired a meeting with Verona at a [a few words losf\ Court. 
midway between Treviloore and Pullimelee, at w ch ; place Verona mett him 5 : 
dayes since, and there Lyngapa very much importun'd him to prevaile with the 

Governour to invite him into the ffort and present him as the former Govern 1 " : did, desired a 

but Verona told him he durst not move any such thing for the Govern r : was a Man jw" ye. 

experienced in the Customes of the Country, in the close he beged 60 : Yards of ^ ve ™ oar - 

Pine Broad Cloth of Yerona, and gave him a Tasherif in returne for it, w ch : Verona answear. 
could not avoyd to part friends. 

Upon this Persons goeing to Court, it was thought a fit oportunity to give him advised him 
some advice of the French designs to settle againe at S* : Thoma, w ch : Verona f°llh he 
having discoursed of to him, he promised to use all possible meanes to prevent them designee for 
comeing to that place againe, and seemed much concerned at it, whereupon it was * ' homa ' 
thought good that Verona should follow him with another remembrance about this 
business to mind the King and Court of securing it from the Preneh w oh : the 
renting of it to the English could not now doe, it being too late to build a ffort 
there. 



34 



Records of Fort St. George. 



Mtoday 
the 16™ : 



why ye 
Journal} of 

ye Grail : 
1'Ookea was 
not read. 
Warehouse- 
keeperB 
Aooo «s : for 
May read 
and pa a sod . 

Customers 
bookes of 
Acootts : for 
May read and 
passed. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1679. 

At a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esa E * Agent & Gov E : 

M B : John Bridges, 
M R : Timothy Wilkes M r : Richard Mohun. 

The whole Councell being duly summon'd. 

The Journall of the Grafi: bookes of Acco" 8 : for the Month of Aprill was not 
read by reason M r : Joseph Hynmers is not well. The Warehousekeeper M r : John 
Bridger his day booke of Acco tts : for goods received and delivered in the Month of 
May was read and passed. 



The Customer M r : Timothy Wilkes his bookes of Acco tts : for the Month of May 
were read & passed as followes. 

The Acco" : of Petty landCustomes amo* : to... Pag 03 : 7i : 03 : - 
The Acco" : of Corne for toll in the Paddy 



The Comp as : part of the weighers duty 
ffor Registering Houses, Slaves &e a : ... 
The Acco" : of Sea and land Customes amount 
to 



25: 
26: 

28: 



189 : 28 : 3 



274 : 03 



Mr : Mohuns 
Aooo'ta : of 
the Mint for 

May read 
and passed. 



Provisional! 
Pay Masters 
booke of 
Expences 
for May 
read and 
passed. 



Alsoe the Register of Houses and Slaves and Ships comeing and goeing for the 
Month of May was read and passed. 

Alsoe the Register of private trade from the last of Octob r : 1678 : to the last 
of Aprill 1679 : was read and passed. 

M r : Richard Mohun his Bookes of Acco Us : of Monys coyned in y e Mint for the 
Month of May were read & passed as followes. 

Received for Mintage upon perticular persons gold, coyned Pagodas 9667 :- :-i 
the A : sp- Gent : is Pagodas 48 : 12 :— 

Vincent Say on Provisional! Pay Master his Booke of Expences for the Month of 
May was read and passed. 



Charges Garrison 
Charges General! 
Charges Dyett ... 
Charges Cattle ... 
Charges Merchandize 
Charges building & Repaires 



Pa 



544: 26: 5 
i67: 28: 2 
115: i9: 2 

i7 : 33 : 1. 

54: 34: 4 
i2i: 27: 4 



1022: 26 



Diary and Consultation Hook, 1679-80. 



35 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1679. 

Bills read & passed for Mony paid out of Cash. 
Mayy e : 28 th : i : bill to Cassa Verona &T 

Company being due to them > Pag 03 : 2500 :- 
upon Aceo tfc : J 

Ditto... i: bill to Kitta Narran for a 

Horse 60:- 

June ii th : i : bill to Cassa Yerona & 
Comp a : on acco" : of a 
new Investment for Calli- 



[16«-] 

Bills i 



Ditto. 



John Nicks See ry 



coes 
.. i : bill to Vincent Sayon on 
acco** : Garrison Charges. 


7000 :- 
i000 :- 




ry. 


Stbeynsham Mastee. 
Joseph Hynmees. 
Jn°- Beidgee. 
Tim - Wilkes. 
Biohabd Mohun. 




At a Consultation 
Present 




Thubsday 
the 19 th : 


Stbeynsham Master Esq*- Agent & Gov*: 
M B : Joseph Hynmebs M r : John Bbidgeb 
M* : Timothy Wilkes M r : Richaed Mohun. 





The Journall of the GraD : Bookes of Aceo tts : kept by M r : Joseph Hynmers for 
the Month of A prill was read and passed except the Ballancing Acco" 9 : which can- 
not be entred untill the arivall of the Bookes of Accompts from Metchlepatam and 
the Bay. 

Upon reading a letter from the Braminy Egyb at Gulcondah it was resolved to 
send i08 : pag os : to him to recover the 54 : pag os ^forced from George Uryell and Peter 
Large at Gulcondah for Junkan, and alsoe 15 : pag 08 : for y e annuall Durbar 
Charges. 

A Letter to the said Braminy Egyb at Gulcondah of this date was read and 



ye Journall 
of the Grail : 
Bookes read 

& passed. 



108 : pagos 
tu be sent 
to the Egyb 
at Gul- 
condah. 

A Letter to 
Gulcondah. 



Richard Ware and John Bonus apearing before y e : Councell and desireing that John Goidsby 
John Goidsby might be released of his imprisonment, according to the sentence of '^prisonm?™ 
the 26 th : May last, he was ordered to be acquitted and to bear armes, and for the next 
Month to have the full pay of 81 : fanams ty : Mensem. 

After many discourses with Verona and Company about some abatement upon 
the Investment of Calliopes with the Mony in Cash, they were this day brought to 
consent to 6 : & : Gent, abatement upon 20000 : pag 08 : which was ordered to be 6 = p ■. Cent. 
paid as by consultation of the 6 th : March last allthough the r is as yet but 12000 : ^Toooo : 
pag * : paid upon that acco** : and it is agreed that the said 20000 : pag 08 : shall be pag 08 •• 
invested in Long Cloth and Ordinary Salampores according to the former Musters, 
Dimentions and prizes. 

It being proposed to Verona &c a : to provide i0000 : q^s : Sallampores N° : 
18: i9: 20: and 6000: $>s: Percollaes N° : ±5 : 16 : at 20 : $> : Gent, cheaper 
then the former prizes, as the Hono ble : Comp a : have ordered in their letter the 5 th : abated* ° ent " 
Aug 9t _: 1678 : thev refused to provide them at those termes, but offered to undertake jp°n 
it at i0 : 3p : Gent, cheaper w oh : the Agent & Councell thought not fit +o accept the and^ercoUaag 
Comp a : having limited the prizes at 20 : *$> : Gent, cheaper. offered but 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[19-:] 

y« : reason 
•why the 
Merchants 
■will not 
undertake 
for the full 
inveetrat : 
required. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1679.- 



The said Marchants very much complaining of the clearness of Cotton and 
Scarsity of cloth, and the Dutch a great Investment carrying on with ready mony 
w ch : is not usuall, would not consent to any other termes, neither would they under- 
take for the full investment required by the Hono ble : Comp a : at this place, but the 
Ships being daily expected it was resolved to awayt the Comp as : orders by the Ships 
before any further progress be made therein. 



John Nicks Sec ry - 



StreYnsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
Richard Mohun. 



Monday 

THE 23th 



A Dutch Bhip 
saluted the 
ffort. 



Letters from 
Metehelepa- 
tam, with 
Dyary &ea : 



The Councell mett and found nothing to doe. 

A great Dutch Ship passed through this Road & & vailding her fflagg saluted 
the ffort with 7 : Guns w oh : was answeared againe with 5 : there has two other 
great Duch Ships passed by here to Policat this Month before this. 

This Evening letters arived from Madapollam & Metchlepatam with their Diary 
Consultations and Acco tt8 : Cash for the Month of May, and advice that tbe Bookes 
of Acco tts . of both ffactorys were ballanced to the 30 th : Aprill last, and brought to a 
concordancy one with the other. 



Thursday 
the 26™- 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Anto : 
Fawcetts 
complaint of 
Jno : Terry. 
Jn° : Terry 
sentenced. 



Mathiae 
Ferrejra 
released of 
his impri6on- 



A Letter to 
Metchlep" 



Streynsham Master Esq*" Agent & Gov" : 
M E : Joseph Hynmers M b : John Bridger 
M R : Timothy Wilkes M b : Richard Mohun. 

Anthony Eawcett private Sentinell of y e : Garrison having complained of John 
Terry a Corporall that he had been an instrument of makeing difference betweeen his 
Wife and him, and endeavoured to seduce her, which having been examined by the 
Justices, upon their report, and a rehearing of the said Persons in the Councell, It 
is ordered that the said John Terry be degraded of his office, and this Months pay 
forfeited to y e : Plaintiff excepting 40 : fanams for Dyett. 

Mathias Ferrejra Private Sentinell being sentenced by the Councell of Officers 
the 9 th : instant for sleeping upon his watch according to the 6 th ; Article of the 
orders for the Garrison, and having accordingly undergone the rideing the Horse, 
and since imprisonment in Irons, upon his Petition to be acquitted further punish- 
ment, in respect it is in times of peace, It is ordered that he be released of his 
imprisonment, and of his 50 : fanams <& : Mensem. 25 : to be paid him for Dyett, 
and the other 25 : to be forfeited to the poore, and passing upon duty to receive his 
full pay afterwards. 

A Letter to the Chief and Councell of Metchlepatam of this date was read and 



Strkynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
Richard Mohun. 



John Nicks Sec ry - 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 37 



■FOR T ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1679. 



About Noone the Ships from England came to anchor in the Road "Viz* : the 3 ships 
Golden Fleece Cap' : John North, y e : Success Cap 4 : Robert Cowley and the George ^giandT 
Cap 4 : Nehemiah Earning, the said Commanders came ashoare about 3 : a/Clock after 
noone, and gave Acco 44 : that the Golden Fleece being put behind the Goodwin Sands 
mist the Downes and sailed thereby the 7 th : January leaving his Purser ashoare 
with the Hono b,e : Comp as : Packett, that the Success and George sett saile from the 
Downes the 14 th : January and mett with y e : Golden Fleece at the He of Mayo and 
S 4 : Jago, from whence they sailed in Company, and comeing within S 4 : Laurence 
refreshed at Johanna, where they mett with a Private Trader bound to the Redd Sea 
called the Areania Marchant a ship of about 200 : tons. M r : Rich d : [Elliot] 
Chaplaine & Hen : Oxinden Writer came ashoare this day. 

At a Consultation Extraordinary Saturday 

the 28 th •" 
Present 

Streynsham Master Esq r : Agent & Govern 8 : 
M R : Joseph Hynmers M r : John Bridger 
M K : Timothy Wilkes M r : Richard Mohun. 

The Hono ble : Comp as : Letters to the Agent and Councell and to the Chief and y e = HonoMe : 

Councell at Hugly together with the other Papers in the Packetts received by the pStt'ffby 

Ships Success and George were read. The Packett for the Golden Fleece being left 8hi P s Suooess 

behind w th : the Purser of the Ship in the Downes some Papers are wanting in these read 60 ' 88 

Packetts w° h : the Hon ble : Comp a : mention in their Letter, and particularly y e : Te . Paokett 

Paper about the Mint, the informations against the Factors in the Bay, and the *° r <*e 

Auditors exceptions to the Acco 44s : JaeecTieft 

Streynsham Master. behind. 

Joseph Hynmers. 

Jn° : Bridger. 

Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry - Richard Mohun. 

At a Consultation Munday 

Present THE 3 ° IH; 

Streynsham Master Esq, r : Agent & Gov R : 
M* : Joseph Hynmers M r : John Bridger 
M b : Timothy Wilkes M r : Richard Mohun. 

The Commanders of the Ships from England Viz* : Cap 4 : John North, Cap* -. y e = Com- 
Robert Cowley & Cap* : Nehemiah Earning were sent for into the Councell and ™ p a n the 
acquainted that the Warehousekeeper M r : John Bridger his orders to them were WwehouBe- 
sufficient for the delivery of such of the Hono ble : Comp as : goods and treasure as the order'to 
Agent and Councell shall think fitt to land out of their Ships at this place. ^odTand 

treasure. 

The said Commanders were alsoe desired to bring ashoare their Dispatches from y e : Com- 
the Hono ble : Comp a : and their Passes from the Custome house to be perused by brSgThei? 
the Agent and Councell. ■ pispatohes 

° [and] Passes 

Resolved and ordered that the Warehousekeeper doe take care to land the 
following goods and Treasure out of the Ships from England Viz 4 : 

Out of the Golden Fleece. 

Goods to be 

1 : Bale Broad Cloth I 2 : pair of Triangles ^nded out 

3 : Chests back Swords ? r ™ eShipp " 

2 : Chests Corrall. England. 



3 : Packs Perpetuanoes 
5 : Chests Gold. 
5 : Barrills Mum. 



d. & o. 1679-80—10 



Records of Fort St. George, 



poo.] 



-FORT Sr. GEORGE, JUNE 1679.- 



Out of Ship Success. 
Chests Serges | 1 : Case Norwich Stuffs 

Cases Paper and Quills l i : Chest Corrall Gregio 

Ton Spruce Iron | 2 : Chest Gold N° : G : I : 

Out of the George 



Bales Spanish Scarletts j 

Packs Perpetuanoes ) 

Caske of Spunge heads, Nails | 
&c a : 

Hogshead of Eozin | 

Runlett of Neats foot oyle j 
Caske of Twine. j 



ye : Stock i! 
Bullion to 
ye : Bay 
compleated 
100000 :Tl: 



1 : Box of halfe hour glasses 
6 : Large Grindstones 
1 : Chest of Chyrurgery 

2 : Chest Gold N° : F : K : 
9 : Chests Canary 
5 : Tons of fflint Stones 
2 : Chests [Corrall] Gregio 

And that there be continued aboard the said Ships the goods following for 
Metchlepatam. 

2 : Barrills Mum by ship Success 
L : cS 8 °C^ gery }VAi P Geo rg e. 

And to compleat the Stock to the Bay One Hundred thousand Pounds in Bullion 
as the Hono ble : Comp a : doe require, 

It is resolved to continue the treasure aboard the Ships as followeth 
58 : Ch : Silver on the following Ships 

20 : Chests by the Golden Fleece ... £ 19937 : 14 : 4 : 
20 : Chests by the Success ... £ 18661 : 3:0: 

Chests by the George 



18 

Ch: 

1 
2 



Gold by the following Ships 
Chest N° : H : by the Success 
Chests N°: L: M: by y e 
George 



£ 


18505 


5: 


9: 


£: 


i.4650 : 


07: 


6: 


£ 


: 28735 


: 00 


11: 



57104 : 8:1: 



all y"» : gold 
upon the 
Golden 
Fleece to be 
landed at 
this place, 
ye : goods 
for ye : 
Bay to be 
oontinued 
aboard. 

Mr : Timo : 
Wilkes to 
muster ye : 
Men aboard 
the Ships. 



[July] 

d^MO 

Packett 
from Den- 
marke sent to 
Trincambar. 

A Letter 
receiyed from 
Bantam. 



43385: 8:5 

Totall 100489 : 11 : 6 

It was thought fitt to land all the Gold upon the Golden ffleece at this place 
because the Invoice of the said Ship being wanting with the Packett, the perticulars 
of any one Chest upon that ship cannot be Invoiced to the Bay. 

Resolved that all the other goods upon the 3 : Ships be continued aboard 
them for the Bay as Invoiced & directed by the Hono ble : Comp a : from England, 
they selling rather better there then here soe far as the Agent & Councell 
understand. 

Ordered that M r : Timothy Wilkes doe take a Muster of y e : Men aboard the 
Ships and report the same to the Councell according to the Hono ble : Comp aB : 
order. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Tim : Wilkes. 
Richard Mohun. 



John Nicks Sec ry * 

The Packett recommended by the Hono ble : Comp a : from Denmarke was sent by 
a Peon to the Govern r : of Trincumbar to whome it was directed, accompanyed with 
a Letter from the Agent in Portugez. 

A Letter received from the Agent and Councell at Bantam dated the 17 th : May 
last, by a small Ship which arived thence yesterday. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 39 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1679.- 



At a Consultation Thursday 

the 3 d : 
Present 

Streynsham Master Esa R> Agent & Gov" : 
M B : Joseph Hynmers M r : John Bridger 
M R : Timothy Wilkes M r : Eichard Mohun. 

The Hono ble : Companys Dispatches to the Commanders were read and a Copie y e = Coman- 

, j r j i j. derB j^japat. 

Orderea. ohes read and 

copied 

A Letter to the Chief and Councell at Metchlepatam of this date was read and a Letter to 
passed. Metchlepa : 

M r : John Bridger and M r : Eichard Mohun reported y e : weight of two Chests Jjg^^jff 
gold weighed to the Sharofs of y e Mint the l 8t : and 2 a : instant Viz 1 : chests Gold' 

i : Chest N°- G : weighs oz : 373i : b" : 6 : w ch : is oz : 6 : io : 6 : gr 

over of what Invoiced at by ship Success. 
i : Chest N° : I : weighs oz : 3675 : 15 : ±8^ : w cb : is oz 5 : j.0 : 18 : gr 
over of what Invoiced at by Ship Success. 

Ordered that the Indulgence now sent out by the Hon ble : Company dated the y e : Indul - 
15 th : day of November i678 : for liberty of trade to the ffactors imployed in the fottotoT 
Companys service be put up in the Chappell and the following words written under h ^ s c ^ in ell 
neath the same Viz* : 

The Eegister herein mentioned is kept by the Customer. To whome all Persons 
are to repaire to enter their goods as is required. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°: Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry - Eichard Mohun. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

MuNDAY 

Streynsham Master Esa R : Agent & Gov* : THE ,TH : 

M R : Joseph Hynmers M r : John Bridger 
M B : Timothy Wilkes M r : Eichard Mohun. 

" The Hon ble : Companys Orders in the ±2 th : and 80 th : Sections of their letter c ^ H ° noble : 
" dated the 3 d : January 167|- concerning y e - settlement of their Investments at Pette- ordewoon- 
" polee & : Madapollam independant one of another & subordinate to the Port, and that i n r v D e ^| lt t ^ eir t 
" the charge at Metchlepatam be retrenched and only three English Persons left there, Pettepoiee' & 
" the grandure of the Factory to be laid aside, and the charge not to exceed 5 : or 600 : ^ Madapoi- 
« Pag 0s : ^ : Ann. Salarys included. 

The said orders being read and the Hono bk ": Companys Interest and advantage ye , : sai , d 
debated thereupon it did apeare to the Councell, that before the Investment could be bated. 
removed to Pettepoiee and the Paetory settled there, there was a necessity of building 
a new House & Warehouses at Pettepoiee, and by the Agents report upon his experi- 
ence in his late Visitation, the place not soe accomodable for the business as was hereto- 
fore represented to him, the goods being lyable to be stopt between that & Metchlep" : 
after they are shipt in Boates, and for other reasons to be advised the Hono bIe : 
Comp a : but too long to be sett downe here. 

And further upon consideration that the Investment was contracted for and 
settled at Metchlep a : w th : able and sufficient men upon the Agents being there in 



40 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[7-j 

ye : Invest- 
ors : and 
ffaotory at 
Metchlepa : 



Madapollam 
ffaotry : to be 
independant 
of Metchle- 
patam. 



Mr : Oholm- 
ley acquaint- 
ed wth : the . 
Honoble ; 
Compa8 : 
Orders for hie 
returne for 
England. 
His answear. 



Mr : Nurse 
and Mr : 
Harding 
acquainted 
wth : the 
Honble : 
Compa s : 
orders for 
their return 
for England. 
Mr : Nurse's 
answear. 
he is permit- 
ted to goe 
downe to ye : 
Bay. 

Mr : H Hidings 
answear. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY1Q79. 

March last at 8: & ". Gent, abatement of the former prizes, It is therefore resolved to 
be the Hono ble : Comp as : Interest and advantage to continue the Investments and the 
Factory at Metchlep a : and to retrench the charge as much as can be w th : respect to 
the business done there, much greater now then in former yeares. 

In persuance of the Hono ble : Comp as : orders, It is alsoe resolved that the ffactory 
at Madapollam shall be settled independant of Metchlep a : and subordinate to the 
Fort, it apearing upon the debate to be more for the Hono ble : Comp aa : advantage in 
that manner then otherwise. 

M r : Nathaniell Cholmley was sent for before the Councell and acquainted w th : the 
Hono ble .: Comp as : orders in the 56 th : and 68 th - Sections of their letter of the 3 d : 
Jan ry - 167-f. for his returne for England on one of these Ships now arived, to w ch : he 
answeared that it would be greatly to his prejudice, and as he thought without presi- 
dent to returne w th : soe short a warning, the greatest part of his estate being abroad, & 
for answearing to any thing that can be alledged against him, he could as well or better 
and more properly doe it here, then at home, soe that (with submission ) the procuring 
of the sending for him home savours more of mallice then of reason, but the next 
yeare God willing he would not faile of returning for England. 

M r : Valentine Nurse and M r : James Harding were sent for before the (Jouncell 
and acquainted with the Hono ble : Comp HS : Order in the 21 th : Section of their Letter 
of the 3 d : January i67f- that they were to be sent home by this shiping to w ch : M r : 
Nurse answeared that he had severall Debts due to him in the Bay, and if he was 
permitted to goe thither to recover them he would returne againe and goe home by 
this Shiping, whereupon to take off all pretences of prejudice by a refusall, it is 
ordered that M r : Nurse have leave to goe downe to the Bay according to his desire, 
and returne againe to goe home by these Ships as the Hono ble : Comp a : require. 
And James Harding answeared that through much weakness and poverty he was 
unable to goe soe long a Voyage, but he was required to give obedience to the 
Hono bIe : Comp as : Orders, and reproved for his disorderlyness. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Secret**. Richard Mohun. 



At a Consultation 



Thuksday 

THE 10 THi 



Ship Sucoess 
to be Dis- 
patcht as 
soone as 
Pages : 
ooyned. 
2 : Chests 
Gold upon 
Ship George 
to be travast 
aboard the 
Success. 

Indico, 2 
suits Armour 
& a Copper 
Lym beck 
sent to ye 
Ray. 



Present 

Stretnsham Master Esa B 
M B : Joseph Hynmers 
M B : Timothy Wilkes 



: Agent and Gov b : 
M E : John Bridger 
M E : Richard Mohun. 



Resolved that Ship Success Cap* : Robert Cowley shall be dispatcht for Metchlep" : 
and the Bay soe soone as there is 20000 : Pag 03 : coyned in the Mint to supply the 
Factorys at Metchlep a : and Madapollam w ch : may be by Saturday. 

And that the greater Stock may be sent downe by y e : first Ship to the Bay to 
further their Investments there, It is thought fit and ordered that the two Chests 
Gold upon ship George N°. L : M : amounting to Pounds 28735 : 00 : li d : be travast 
aboard the Success. 

Ordered that one Barrell of Lahore Indico : 2 : Suits of Armour one fur a Horse- 
man and another for a footman and a Copper Limbeck be shipt aboard the Success 
for the Bay. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 41 

FOBT S? GEORGE, JULY 1679. , 1()IU . j 

A Letter to the Chief and Couneell of Metchlep a : dated this day was read and ^■^' ,r * 



M r : Timothy Wilkes reported the Muster he tooke yesterday of the 3: Ships Report of ye- 
CompanysViz*: £« pg 

Ship Golden Fleece ii2 : Men w th : the Commander and Boy and 2 : Men dead ° mp 
in the Voyage outward. 

Ship Success 99 : Men with the Commander and Boy and 7 Men dead in the 
Voyage outward. 

Ship George 114 : Men with the Commander and Boy and 2 : Men dead in the 
Voyage outward, and 2 Black fellowes brought over for their passage. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°: Bridger. 
Tim : Wilkes. 
John Nicks Sec ry - Bichard Mohun 



At a Consultation Extraordinary 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq* : Agent & Gov E : 
M B : Joseph Hynmers M r : John Beidger 
M R : Richard Mohun. 



Satubday 

THE 12 th - 



The whole Couneell being duly summond 

Whereas the Hono ble : Comp a : have by their Letters of the 3 d : January i67f JJ'iJjjf™ 00 * 

apointed M r : Job Charnock to be Chief of Cassumbazar, It is nevertheless Resolved tMsyeaws 

to be for the Comp as : Interest to order that M r : Charnock doe finish this yeares p^ite™ at 

Saltpetre business at Pattana, and stay there to deliver up the remaines of that ffactory before he 

before he remove to Cassumbazar, and that M r : Littleton doe remaine at Cassumbazar cassumbazar. 

to goe on with the business there untill M r : Charnock doe come to receive the Mr: Littleton 

remaines of that ffactory from him. *° remain 

J at Caeeum- 

bazar untill 
Mr : Charnock 
arive. 

A Letter to the Chief and Couneell of the Bav at Hugly dated this day was read A Letter t0 

, j ° J •'the Chief & 

and. passed. Counceiut 

Hugly. 

Cap* : Robert Cowley Commander of ship Success, his Dispatch to the Bay of this Ship Suocess 
date was read and passed. Rfrad 

& passed. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Secret ry : Richard Mohdn. 

Ship Success sett Saile for Metchlep il : Ditto. 

And this [Evening] received Letters from Madapollam dated y e : 3 d : July with sett P s ;i y°ie e88 
their Diary, Consultations and Acco" 8 : Cash for the Month of June & alsoe y e ^^"oUa^ 
Metchlep* : Bookes of Acco tts : Letter S : wth : aP heir m 

Diary Con- 
sultations 
&oa: 
d. & c. 1679-80—11 



42 



Records of Fort St. George. 



Munday 

THE 14 th 



ye : Journal! 
of ye : Grail 
Bookes for 
May read and 
passed . 
Serges Nor- 
wioh staffs & 
PerpetuanoeB 
to be sold 
without 
respeot to the 
Invoice, 
the sold yets 
to be clothed. 



ye : ffactors & 
writers 
acquainted 
wth : what the 
HonoMe : 
Compa : write 
about Mr- 
Cholmley. 



ye: settlement 
of the 
ffactorys in 
ye : Bay 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1679. 

At a Consultation 
Present 

Steeynsham Master Esa R- Agent & Gov* : 
M R : Joseph Hynmebs M r : John Beidgeb 

M R : Timothy Wilkes M e : Richard Mohun. 



The Journall of the Grail : Bookes of Acco* 
the Month of May was read & passed. 



kept by M r : Joseph Hynmers for 



Ordered that the Warehousekeeper doe endeavour to sell the Serges, Norwich 
Stuffs and perpetuanoes sent out this yeare, by the peece or \ard at such prizes as he 
can gett for y e : same without respect to what they are Invoiced at, the better to 
bring them in use, and create a consumption thereof. 

And whereas there was some Perpetuanoes sent out last yeare and some this 
yeare, which will not sell, It is thought fitt to cloath the Soldiers w th : the Redd 
ones at 7 : fan 8 - <#> yard to line the said Cloathes w th : Callico Dyed greene, and y e : 
Mony for the said Cloathing to be stopt out of their pay, y e : English in 4 : Months 
and the Portuguez in Six Months. 

All the Companys ffactors and Writers were sent for into the Councell, and the 
56 : paragraph of the Hono 1,le : Companys Letter dated the 3 d : January 167-f- : con- 
cerning the Dymonds bought by M r : Cholmley was read unto them " That if any of 
" them shall discover any fraud practised by the said M r Cholmley or any others in 
" makeing the said Investments the Hono ble : Companys would Esteme it an accept- 
able service." To which they voluntarily and unanimously answeared that they 
knew nothing of it. 

The settle[ment of the Factory]s in the Bay, and y e : [a few words lost] goeing 
downe there was proposed, and discoursed, and [further] debate thereof referd to 
another day. 

Streyjnsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jj\°- Bribgeb. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Secret 17 - Richard Mohun. 



16 th : 

A letter to 
Metchlepa : 

Thursday 
the 17 TB : 



A Mussoolae comeing ashoare from the English ships w" 1 : 3 : English and 3 : 
Dutch Men in her, oversett in the breath of the Sea, altho it was very smooth water, 
and noe suff, y e : Ship Georges Pinnace comeiug ashoare with the Captaine and goeing 
off againe at the same time without trouble or danger ; one of the English Men and 
one of the Dutch Men were taken up drowned, the Dutch Man was recovered to life 
againe, but the English Man by name Edward Jefferson was dead and could not be 
recovered, Seaven of the Mussoola Men were seized and put in Prison and one of 
them escaped. 

A Letter was written to Metchlep : : in answear to theirs of the 3 d - Instant. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esa Rl Agent & Goveen* : , 
M E : Joseph Hynmers M r : John Bkidgkr 

M B : Timothy Wilkes M r : Richard Mohun. 

[Reportof the] M r : John Bridger & M r : Richard Mohun [reported the weight of two Chests 

t w w1] che°s f t. Gold] weighed to the [Sharoffs of the] Mint the 15 th : instant. 

Gold. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 43 

FORT Si- GEORGE, JULY 1679. [17th.] 

One Chest No. F : poiz oz 1598 : 6 : i2 : gr. w ch : is oz 2 : 6 : i2 : gr. more 
then Invoiced at by Ship George. 

One Chest N°- K : poiz. oz 3875 : 6 : iO : gr\ w ch : is oz : 4 : i8 : iO. gr. 
more then Invoiced at by ship George. 

The settlement of the ffactorys in the Bay being taken into Consideration and ye : settlement 
there apearing many difficulty s therein by reason that the Hono ble : Company have °„ y e f^ orys 
apointed M 1 ' : Charnock Chief of Cassumbazar and dismissed M r : Bugden their considered. 
service, and tis allsoe said that M 1 ': Read intends to goe for England by these Ships, 
these alterations and the state of the Companys affairs in those parts being debated, 
and in respect alsoe to the 8 th : Article of the Orders made the 1 8 th : Day of December 
1667 : it is resolved to be necessary and for the service of the Hono ble : Comp a : for the 
Agent to Voyage downe upon the Ships to visit those ffactorys subordinate to this 
jurisdiction to settle all those ffactorys and affairs in good order, the business here 
being in a good posture and the country in peace, and that M r : Rich d : Mohun of 
the Councell one of the Chaplaines the Secretary & some of the young Men doe 
accompany the Agent in this visitation. 

It is alsoe resolved that during the Agents absence M r : Joseph Hynmers shall Mr : Hyn- 
have the stile of Deputy Governour of this place, who with M r : John Bridger and ^^ Deputy 
M r : Timothy Wilkes of the Councell are to take charge of the Hon ble : Comp as : Oovemour. 
affairs here untill the Agents returne. 

In regard the Agent will call at Metchlep a in his passage to the Bay, It is Madapoiiam 
thought good to leave the settlement of the ffactory at Madapoiiam to be Resolved S eTtieTby > tke 
upon at the Agents being at Metchlepatam. Agent at 

The Officers of the Garrison were sent for into the Councell and the 65 th : Section y e : Officers 
of the Hono ble : Comp as : Letter of 3 d : Jan r y : i67f Read to them, to w ch : they wtiTaf 
replyed that their Letter to y e : Hono Me : Comp a : was written with the consent & 65th: section 
aprobation of S r : William Langhorne the late Agent, and delivered into his hands to HonoMe: 
put into the Comp as : Packett, and therefore humbly conceived that they were ?°S panys 
unblameable in what the BLono ble : Comp": are displeased at in that particular, that their Reply. 
their letter made it apear that the aplication of Chusemans case was noe mistake 
of theirs ; and submitted themselves to what the Hono ble : Comp a ; had ordered in 
answear to their complaint and request, w ch : still is that their pay may be made equall 
to Officers of like quallity in other garrisons, to w eh : the Governour and Councell 
answeared that as the Hono ble : Company had left it to them, they would take it into 
consideration and give them reasonable satisfaction. 

A Letter to the Hono ble : Comp a : overland via Surratt of this date was read A Letter to 
^d passed. S£F& S 

Surratt. 

A Letter to the Presid 1 : and Councell of Surratt dated this day was read and a Letter to 
passed, and ordered to be sent by a pair of Pattamars Express with the Letter to the Surratt - 
Hono b,e : Company. 

Sl'REYNSHAM MaSTEE. 

Joseph Hynmeks. 
Jn°- Bhidgkr. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Secret '- Richard Mohun. 

At a Consultation Munday 

Present THE 21th 

Streynsham Master Esa E> Agent & Govern 8 : 
M E : Joseph Hynmers M R : John Bridger 
M R : Timothy Wilkes M k : Richard Mohun. 
The Warehousekeeper M r : John Bridger his Day Booke of Acco"' : for goods ye: Ware- 
received and delivered in y e : Month of June was read and passed. Accott^for 8 

June read 



44 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[SIT*] 



Customers 
Bookes of 
Aoootts : foi 
June read 
and passed. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1679. 



The Customer M 1 ' : Tiomothy Wilkes his Bookes of Aeco tts 
June were read and passed as folio vvs 

The Acco u : of Petty land Customes atno' : to Pag os : ... 
The Acco" : of Corne for toll in the Paddy Banksall ... 
The Companys part of the Weighers duty ... '.. 

For Registering Houses, Slaves &c a - 
The A ceo" : of Sea and Land Customes. amo' : to 



for the Month of 



57 


28: 


5 


1 


27- 


0: 


4 


04: 


0; 


6 


18: 


3; 


64 


06: 


3: 



Pag 08 : 834 : 12 : 5 : 

Allsoe the Register of Houses and Slaves & ships comeing and goeing for the- 
Month of June was read and passed. 

Allsoe the Acco" : of Customes to be charged to the Acco" : of Verona and 
Company in the Grafi : Bookes was read and passed as followes. 

For the Month of May Pag os : 98 : 33 . i ; 

For the Month of June i08 : U : : 



Mr : Richard 
Mohuns 
Accott : of 
the Mint, for 
June read 
and passed. 



Provisional] 
Pay Masters 
Booke of 
Expenees for 
June read 
and passed. 



BU18 passed. 



report of the 
weight of 
5 : Chests 
Gold f : the 
Golden 
Fleece- 



M r : Richard Mohun his Bookes of Acco" 8 : of Monys coyned in the Mint for 
the Month of June were read and passed as follows 

Received for Mintage upon perticular Persons Gold 
Coyned Pag os : 8604 :- :- the ± ty Oent. is 



43 : 00 : 3 



veece 246 : at 1 : fan. 



33: 3: 



12 


2 


:S3: 


3 


17. 





35: 


2 


02- 





13 


4 



Copper Cash coyned 
veece p a : 

Vincent Sayon Provisionall Pay Master his Booke of Expenees for the Month of 
June was read and passed. 

Charges Garrison ... ... ... ... Pag os : 564<: 

Charges Generall ... ... ... ••• 173: 

Charges Dyett ilO : 

Charges Cattle io 

Charges Merchandise ... ... .. 51; 

Charges building and Repaires ... ... 104: 

Pag os : 1020 : ~057~5 
Bills read and passed for Mony paid out of Cash 
July 7 t]1 : 1679 : i : bill to Cassa Verona & Comp a : 
on Acco*' : of the < allicoe 
Investment 
July y e 8 th : i bill to Vincent Sayon on Acco" : 

Garrison Charges ... ... Pag os : 1000:- 

M r : John Bridger and M r : Richard Mohun reported the weight of 5 : Chests 
Gold received by Ship Golden Fleece without Invoice and weighed to the Sharofs 
of the Mint the 17 th : Instant by themselves and Elihu Yale each 

Chest containing as followeth. 

gr. 



Pag os : 5500 



One Chest N° 


A 


poiz oz 2534 


07: 


10 


One Chest N° 


B 


poiz oz-2607 


02 


22 


One Chest N° 


C 


poiz oz 247M : 


17: 


10 


Oue Chest N° 


D 


poiz oz 2608 


14 


05 


One Chest N° 


E 


poiz oz 1947 


01 


08 



5 : Chests Gold poiz oz i2l7i : 03 : 07 : 

The Hon ,,lc : Comp a : having been pleased to leave it to the Agent and Councell 
the Pay of as in the 65 th : Section of their letter of 3'' : January l67f to settle the Pay of the 
settled 106 " Officers of the Garrison the same was now taken into consideration. There apearing 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 46 



pl»] 



FORT ST- GEORGE, JULY 1679. 

noe Rules of the Hono ble : Comp^ to be govern'd by in this affair that the Agent and 
Councell know of, but y e Custome and practice of the Garrison at Bombay. And in 
regard a Captaines Pay is great being 8 3h : ^ : Diem, according to y e : Custome there, 
Itis therefore Resolved that there shall be noe Captaine but only two Lieutenants 
and two Ensigns to command the two Companys of this Garrison, which shall be 
called the Governours Company and y e Seconds Compauy, the said Lieutenants to 
have 4 sh : ^: Diem the usuall pay of Lieutenants, _ the Ensigns to have 3 s1 ' : ^ : 
Diem, y e : usuall pay of Ensigns, and the Sarjeants iS d : ^ : Diem, the usuall pay of 
Sarjeants, the said pay to be reckoned at 9 sh : to the Pag : 3 d : to the Eanam, and 
noe other allowance to be made for lodging or Dyett, and there being now five 
Commission Officers one of them is to be reduced ; The Officers being sent for into 
the Councell and acquainted with this Result, seemed well content therewith and 
returned their thankes for the Same ; Whereupon they were ordered to modell the 
Companys accordingly to deliver up their old Commissions, and to take up new ones. 
Philip Oneale for Lieutenant of the Govern 1 ' 3 : Company. 

James Bett for Lieutenant of the Seconds Company. 

William Richardson for Ensigne of the Govern" : Company. 

Thomas Lott for Ensigne of the Seconds Compauy. 

Tillman Holt for Provost Marshall and he shall have a Lycense gratis to keepe 
a house of entertainment, in his owne dwelling house, but not else where. 

Steeynsham Mastee. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Beidgeb. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks 8ecret ry - Richaed Mohun. 

Received Letters from Metchlep" : with Madapollam bookes of Aceo tts : Letter 22th. 
D : Ballanced A prill 30 th : 1679. Letter* 

Bookes 
from 
Metohle- 
patam. 

At a Consultation 

Present 

Steeynsham Master Ksq, r - Agent & Goveen r : Thursday 

M* : Joseph Hynmees M e : John Beidger the 24th. 

M E : Timothy Wilkes M k : Richaed Mohtjn. 

E the Garrison were sent for & new Comissions deli 
according to the order of last Consultation. issione 

delivered 
to the 

Verona and all the rest of the Comp a3 : Marchants apeared before the Councell The Contraot 
at this time accordiug to apointment to conclude the Contract for the Investment of with Verona 
goods required by the Hono ble : Comp a : to be sent for England upon the Ships this d^tafoT 
yeare, the said Marchants were very unwilling to undertake for the whole Invest- this yeares 
ment by reason of the loss w ch : they complained to have sustained in the last yeares 
business, and the continued scarsity and dearness of Cotton, and the prizes raised 
i0 : & Gent : upon the Cloth by the Dutch Comp a : to carry on their great Invest- 
ments, — upon these arguments they much insisted for an advance upon the usuall 
prizes of the Callicoes, which the Councell not consenting unto they came to this 
agreement in the conclusion, that they would undertake only for 30000 : 5^s : Lon°- 
Cloth Ordinary of the 58000 : w ch : the Hon ble : Comp a : require and all the rest oi 
the goods they did agree to undertake upon the old Musters and at the last yeares 
prizes, excepting the fine Salampores and Percollaes, w eh : the Hono ble : Comp a : 
require at 20 ty : Gent : cheaper for^ w ch : the Marchants stood to their former 
offer of providing them at 10 : & Gent, cheaper then the former prizes. 



46 



Records of Fort St. George. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1679. 



The particular goods and prizes now agreed upon are as followeth. 



000 



>rdinary Viz* : 

N° : 1 : at p a : 3 T V 
f N° : 3 : at p a : 1 T V 
LN°: 3 : at p a : i T y 
browne and not whited N° 
N : at Pag os : 3 Of ty : corge 
Long cloth fine N° : 4 : X at p a : i|^| 
N° : 4 : at pa : 2£ 
N° : 5 : at pa : 2# 



0: ^p 
i4000: 


Long cloth, 
white 


ioooo 


browne 


6000 


blew dved 



pee : 
D: 



pee 



40000 : 


%>> 


: Salampores 


Ord 


narv 


Viz 1 : 










N° 


: 3 


at pa : 11 £ 




1 












N° 


: 6: 


at pa : 11 : 




l%> 


Corge, 


each 


peece 


82- 


C0Y d8 


N° 


: 7 


9 : at p a : : 


12: 


1 browne. 










N° 


: 8 


10 : at p a : 


13: 


i 













each pee : 72 
coveds long 
and 2| broad 
browne, 



long 2% broad 



i0000 : pes : Moores each pee : i8 : cov ds : 

2000 : N° : 4 : at pag os : 12| |p corge as in the yeare 1677 : 
4000: N°: 7:8:9: 

N° : 7: at pa: 17 :~) 

N°: 8: at pa : i9 : }ty: Corge. 

N°: 9: at pa : 21 :J 

2000 : pes : N° : i.0 : at pag os : 23 : f- corge 

2000 : pes : superfine N° : li : i2 : 
N°: 11: atp a : 35*1 aa n 
N°:i2:atp a : 89* ) *> : Cor § e ' 

3000 : pes : Neckelothes 16 : in a pee : 50 : coveds long 1 : broad brown at 
20 : pag 03 : & : Gorge there being none made of 18 in a pee : as 
y e : Hono ble : Comp a : require of w eh : they were advised last yeare. 

50000 : Neckelothes Ordin rv stript with Eedd each Neckcloth 8 : cov d : long 
& i : broad browne at of> : Neckelothes for a pag°: 

4000: pes: Eeteelaes 25 : yards long N° : 29 : each pee: 10: coveds long 
2 : broad browne at 4 : pag os : 5^ : Corge. 

6000 : pes . Ditto of 20 : yards the finer and thinner the better each pee : 40 : 
coveds long and 2 : broad browne 
N° : 25 : at pa : 31 
N° : 26 : at pa : 40 



: ;:} 



ty : Corge. 



6 f>: eeut : 
abatsmt : 
upon 20000 : 
pagos : 



all the abovesaid prizes being for the Cloth browne, the whiting and dressing 
to be paid by the Hono ble : Company, all which goods the said Marchants doe promise 
and undertake to provide in good time to be laden upon y e Ships by the 10 th : of 
January next, and the Agent and Councell doe promise to take no advantage of non- 
complyaneeincase of the stopage of the goods up in the country by reason of warrs 
between the Princes or other unavoidable casualties, and the Agent and Councell 
doe alsoe promise to pay such sums of mony as Verona should at any time demand 
upon the Acco**: of this Investm* : upon w ch :the said Verona and Comp a : are to 
allow 6 & : Oent abatement upon 20000 : pag os : according to Contract of the 
19 th : June last. 

The said Marchants did promise to use their endeavours to procure a greater 
quantity of Ordinary Long Cloth, but would not undertake for more then 30000 : 
peeces as aforesaid, and the Agent and Councell promised to accept of what they 
could procure more then they now undertooke. 



to 24 : 


pag os : 


:$>: 


Corge. 


to 30 : 


pag° s : 


^: 


Gorge. 


to 12: 


: pag° s 


:^: 


Corge. 


to iq 


r P a g os 


:'#: 


: Corge. 


to 9| 


: pag os 


:'# 


: Corge. 


tftlOJ 


: pag ot 


•:%> 


: Corge. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 47 

FORT ST- GEORGE, JUL! 1679. ^4™.] 

Note By this agreement there is the following goods short of what the Hono ble : 
Comp a : require from this place viz* : 

26000 : pes : Long cloth Ordinary white. g0O( j 8 short 

of what the 
Honoble : 
Company 
require. 

2000 : Ditto without stifning, w ch : the Marchants would not undertake 
saying their Cloth was not fitt for it being thin and notwithstanding 
all their endeavours, the Weavers did still make it thinner & 
thinner because of the dearness of Cotton. 

i0000 : pes : Salamnores fine ~i 
6000 : pes : Percollaes fine } not ™ dertaken at 20 & & : chea P er ' 

The said Marchants were alsoe acquainted with y e : goods desired by the Agent y e = Mar- 
and Councell of Bantam by their advice of the 17 th : May received here the first day q U a"ntedwhar. 

•Of this Month Viz*: goods desired 

at Bantam. 

200 : corge Long cloth white at 20 : to 24 : pag os : ^ : Corge. goods desired 

on t\-Ii. "m i. oc a.* on no m. n _ at Bantam. 

SO : corge Ditto Blew at 25 : 
100 : corge salampores white at 10 

40 : corge Ditto Blew at ISA 
200 : corge Beteelaes white at 9 : 
100 : Corge Ditto redd at i0 : 

20 : corge Moorees fine at 20 : to 22 : pag os : ty : corge. 
5 : corge Gobars fine at 26 : to 27f : pag os : ffi : corge. 

5 : corge Tappies fine at 12 : to 13§ : pag 08 : & : Corge. 

6 : corge Chints Metchlep a : at 30 : pag os : & : Corge. 
Saltpetre 700 : Pecull and if possible to be procured let be refined. 

~w oh : list was given to the Marchants that they might make timely preparation for 
the said Cargoe, but at this time there was noe agreement made for the prizes. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmeks. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Secret ry - Richard Mohun. 

I Cassa Verona doe promise in behalfe of myselfe and Partners to comply with Cassa vero- 
this Contract as it is exprest in tbis Consultation soe far as it G-oncernes us. July y e : ™'? **^ 

[Signature not legible] 
Received a Letter from Metchlepatam advising of the arivall of Ship Success 07 
there the 15 th : and Dispatch from thence the 19 th : Instant. a Letter 

from Metchle 
patam. 

A t a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq r Agent & Gov" Mu r> y 

M e : Joseph Hynmers M r : John Bridger the28 ih : 

M E • Timothy Wilkes M e : Richard Mohun. 



In regard that Verona &c a : the Companys Marchants at this place will not under- 



ye : increase 



take to provide the quantity of Ordinary Long Cloth, required from hence by 28000 : of 6rdi 
pes : It is therefore resolved to recommend the increase of the investment of that sort rwomSde 
of goods to the ffactory at Madapollam. toMadapol- 



43 



Records of Fort St. George. 



Tynn sold at 
35: pa.?: 
Candy. 



2975? : 
Rupees of 
Mr : Ambrose 
Salisburys 
Estate paid 
into the 
Companys 
Cash. 



fry ell. 



Metchlepa : 

Norwich 
Stuffs &ea : I 
be sent to ye 
Bay and 
Metchlepa : 



John Thomas 
and John 
Scattergood 
to goe to the 
Bay. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, JULY 1679. 

Verona &c a : offering 35 : pag os : Sjj* Gandy for all the Tynn that is remaining of 
that received from Syam upon the Ty wan Frigatt, it is resolved to accept of the said 
price of 35 : pag 03 : <§* : Candy for the said Tynn, and the Warehousekeepr is ordered 
to deliver it accordingly. 

M rs : Christopher Hatton having written unto the Agent to tender the payment 
of 2975f Rupees into the Hono ble : Comp as : Cash of the Estate of M r : Ambrose 
Salisbury Deceased according to the Comp as : order in their Letter of 3 d : Jan ry : 
167f. the Agent did tender the payment of the same accordingly and the said Rupees 
being offered to be exchanged into pagoda3 Verona accepted them at 319 : Rupees <$> : 
100 : pag os : amounts to Pag os : 932 : 32 : : w'' h : sume : is ordered to be charged 
to Veronas Debt & Ambrose Salisburys Credit in the Companys Bookes and the 
Rupees aforesaid delivered to Verona. 

M r : George Vryell being lately come from Metchlep a : to this Towne was sent 
for, and 54 : Pag os : the halfe of the Mony ordered to be paid at Gulcondah to make 
up the breach of the priviledges for the Customes lately paid by himselfe and Peter 
Large at that place demanded of him, which he readily paid, and the said summe is 
ordered to lye Deposited in the Companys Cash Chest to answear the said disbourse- 
ments at Gulcondah. 

Ordered that 90000 : Pag os : be sent downe to Metchlep" : upon the Golden Fleece 
and George to carry on those Investments besides 20000 : pag os : sent upon the 
Success, and that some of the Norwich Stuffs received this yeare be sent to the Bay 
and Metchlepatam to bring them into ware in those parts, alsoe some Paper and 
Quills to be sent to said ffactorys, and 4 : bales of Fine and 4 : pes : of Course Broad 
Cloth for Metchlep a : & Madapollam. 

John Thomas at this Place and John Scattergood at Metchlepatam both in 
Factors Dgree having desired to goe downe into the Bay to serve the Hono ble : Comp a : 
in those parts, and there being want of such there, tis ordered that the said two 
Persons doe goe downe upon the Ships to serve the Hono ble : Company in the 
ffactorys in the Bay. 



GraTi Bookes The Journalt of the Grail : Bookes of Acco" 

Passed "* : tor tne Month of June was read & passed. 



kept by M r : Joseph : Hynmers 



John Nicks Secret 1 ' 5 '- 



Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn ' Bridges. 
Timothy Wilkks. 
Richard Mohun. 



At a Consultation Extraordinary 



Wednes- 
day y e : 
30™: 



Present 

Streynsham Master Esq.* Agent & Gov E 
M R : Joseph Hynmers M k : -John Bridger 
M R : Timothy Wilkes M k : Richard Mohun. 



Orders & It being necessary that there should be some Rules whereby to mannage the 

Pl™°-°™ for Hono ble : Comp !ls : affairs at this place during the Agents absence upon his voyage 

to y e : Bay, It, is therefore thought fit and resolved to lay downe the following orders 

and directions. 



the affairs 
this place 
the Agenti 
absence. 



That the Rules prescribed at a Consultation the 31 th : day of January 167| : be 
duly observed as hath been practiced since that time. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 49 

FORT ST- GEORGE, JULY 1679. [30 T M 

That M r : Joseph Hynmers and M r : John Bridger doe signe all Bills for Monys i • 
to be paid out of Cash. 

That M r : Joseph Hynmers as Deputy Govern 1, : doe take the Chaire during the 3 : 
Governours absence. 

That M r : Richard Mohun doe deliver up his Charge of the Mint to Vincent * ' 
Sayon who is ordered to take care thereof, and duly to render the Acco tts : according 
to Custorne. 

That John Davys, Elihu Yale and Vincent Sayon be assistants as Justices of the 5 : 
Choultry according to the Companys orders in the 20 th : Section of their Letter of 
3 d : January 167f they being in ffactors degree. 

That James Wheeler be provitionall Secretary to y e : Councell during the 6 : 
Secretarys absence, and that Rich* 1 : Milton, Robert Bowyer and John Goddard be 
his assistants in writeing the Copy bookes of Letters &c a : 

That all Bookes of ^cco tts : &c a : shall be read and passed in Couneell Monthly 7 : 
as accustomary. 

That the Deputy Governour and Councell shall give such directions for the 8: 
carrying on the Comp as : business at Metchlepatam and Madapollam conformeable 
to y e : Rules as accosions [sic] may require for the good of the Companys affairs. 

All things relateing to the Hono ble : Comp a : at this place are recommended to 9 ; 
the care and charge of the Deputy Gov r : and Couneell here to act therein as shall 
be best for the Hono ble : Comp a8 : advantage agreeable to their Orders and Rules and 
to follow such other directions as they shall from time to time receive from the 
Agent and his Councell. 

The Officers of the Garrison were sent for into y e : CouDcell and acquainted 
that Mr : Joseph Hynmers was apointed Deputy Governour, and that they were to 
obey his orders, and give him respect accordingly during the Governours absence- 

The Keys of the Cash Chest with the Hono ble : Comp as : Cash therein being 
pag os : 707 : 0i : fa. and one Bagg of Cruzadoes was now delivered to M 1 ' : Joseph 
Hynmers together with the Cash booke and receipt booke. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn 0, Bridgkr. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Secret 17- Richard Mohun. 



At a Consultation Thursday 

THE 31™. 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq," Agent & Gov E - 
M K : Joseph Hynmers M e : John Bridger 

M E : Richard Mohttv. 

The whole Councell being duly summon'd. 

The Dispatches to Cap*: John North of the Golden ffleece and Cap'; Nehemiah y^Dispatohes 
aing of the George dated this day were read and passed. deVffleeofi 

George read 
and passed. 

A Letter to the Agent and Councell at Bantam dated this dav was read and A Letter to 

" Bantam 



A Letter to the Chief and Councell at Metchlepatam dated this day was read A L 6 " 61 to 
and passed. MetoUe " a : 



D. & c. 1679-80—13 



50 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[31-] 



30: Pagos: to 
be 8ent to 
Guloondah. 



-FORT ST- GEORGE, JULY1679.- 



Ordered that 30 : Pag os : be seat to the Braminy Egyb at Guloondah to pay the 
fees for writeiug the receipt for y" : rent of the Towne the last yeare, the Officers there 
refusing to accept of Scarlett or any thing else but ready Mony. 

A Letter to the Braminy Egyb at Gulcondah of this date was read and passed. 

Streynsham Master. 
Joseph Hynmees. 
Jjs 0- Beidger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 
John Nicks Secret^ : Richard Mchun. 



[August] 

The Agent 
&ca: embarke 
for Metehlepn 



4 men belong- 
ing to ye 
King of 



here. 

MtOTDAY 
THE 4 

Thuesday 

THE 7 

A Letter reed, 
from Metchle- 
patam. 



The Right Worpp 11, Streynshani Master Esq r - Agent, and Governour with M r : 
Richard Mohuu, M 1 ' Richard Elliot. M r - John Nicks, M r - John Thomas, Pactots, 
Biohard Browne William Rivet, John Goddard, and Henery [sic] Oxinden Writers 
embarqued on the Golden Fleece, & the George for Metchlepatam and Bengala, which 
Ships say led about 11 at night. 

Came here 4 men belonging to the King of Bantam, who arrived 11 daies since at 
Trickambar in a Danes Shippe. 



Joseph Hynmers Esq 1 '- Deputy Governour, M r - John Bridger and M 1 '- Timothy 
Wilkes mett, but no business presented. 

The Deputy Governour being sick there was noe Consultation . 

The 6 Currant received a Letter from Metchlep™ - w th " their Bookes Letter T. 



Mtjnday 
the 11 th - 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Mr. Davis, 
Mr. Yale & 
Mr. Sayon 
have each a 
Peon appoint- 
ed to attend 
them 



M R - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Goveenotjr 
M E - John Beidgee M k - Timothie Wilkes. 



John Davis, Elihu Yale, & Vincent Sayon Factors, being enordered by Consulta- 
tion of the 30 July Last, to be Assistants (as Justices of the Chaultrey) to M l - Timothy 
Wilkes, the said Davis, Yale and Sayon having acquainted the Councell, that unless 
they have Servants allowed them to summon People before them, and to Imprison if 
occasion bee, they cannot performe their Offices. It is thought fitt ea^h of them have 
one of the Hono' jIe> Companies Peons appointed to attend that Business. 

Joseph Hynmees. 
Jn°- Beidger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 



Thursday 

THE 11 



M r - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour, M 1 ' - John Bridger and M r 
Wilkes mett, but noe business presented. 



Timothie 



MtJNDAY 
THE 18 



Warehouse- 
keepers 
Accotts 
for July reai 
and passed. 



M R - 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Joseph Hynmees Deputy Goveenoue 
John Beidger M k> Timothie Wilkes. 



The Warehousekeeper M 1 '- John Bridger his day Booke of Ace* 
oeived and delivered in the Moneth of July was read and passed. 



for goods re- 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 51 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1679. 

The Customer M r - Timothie Wilkes his Bookes of Acco 
July were read and passed as follows. 

The Acco"- of Pettie Laud Customes Amount to 
The Acco"- of Come for Toll in the Paddy 

Banksall 
The Companys part of the Weighers duty 
For Registring Houses Slaves &c a- 
The Acco"- of Sea and Land Customes Amount to 



Fraight of Goods upon the Honourable Comp as : 
Shipps to the Bay Viz t- 
ffor ffraight on the Successe . . 
ffor Detto on the Golden ffleece 
ffor Detto on the George 



eo tts - for the Moneth 
Pag os - 37: 24: 2 


[18] 

Of Cnstomera 
Bookes of 
Acootts for 
July read 
and passed. 


„ 1: 20: 3 




„ : 04 : 4 




7:26:1 
156: 22: 5 





P. 203 : 26 : 3 



1 : 


04: 





176: 


: 15: 





58: 


32: 






„ 236 : 15 : 

Pagodas. 440 : 05 : 3 



Alsoe the Register of Houses & Slaves, and Shippes comeing and goeing for the 
'Moneth of July was read and passed. 

Alsoe the Acco' 4, of Customes to be charged to the Accompt of Verona & 
Company in the Generall Bookes was read and passed — 

Amounting to P. 65 : 9 : 4. as & Perticulars in the Customers Booke. 

Vincent Sayon Provisionall Paymaster his Booke of Bxpences for the moneth of Provigjonaii 
July was read and passed. Paymasters 

J r Booke of 

Charges Garrison ... ... ... ... Pag 08 - 616 : 01 : 2 Expei 

Charges Generall „ 269 : 10 : 4 ft^d. 

Charges Dyet 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Merchandise 
Charges Building and Repaires 

Paj 



This day came newse from Tevenapatam, that a Dutch Shippe was arrived there 20 IH - 
from Batavia. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

M B - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Goveenotjr, the " 

M R - John Bridger M r - Timothie Wilkes. 



616: 


01: 


2 


269; 


: 10: 


4 


394: 


09: 





16: 


14: 


4 


63: 


: 07. 


4 


119: 


: 12: 


3 


1478: 


19: 


5 


Joseph Hynmers. 


Jn°- 


Bridger. 


Tim - 


Wilkes. 



Thursday 



M r - Richard Mohun his Bookes of Acco ,ts : of moneys coyned in the Mint for Mr. Mohnns 

Ihe moneth of July were read, and passed as followes. fhe°Min° f for 

Received for Mintage upon perticular Persons Gold, coyned Jnl y read , 

Pagodas 63772 : 21 fan s - the § ty Cent is Pagodas. 318: 31 : 0. *" p8S8e ' 



52 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[21.] 



FORT 8T. GEORGE, AUGUST 1679. 

The Aecompt of coyning the Hono ble - Company s Gold. Viz 4 

1 Chest N° G. which came ty Success produced Pag os - 35341 : 05 



MUNDAY 
TBCE 25. 



1 Chest N° I. which came ty Success produced 
1 Chest N° K. which came ty George produced 



The Councell met, but noe business presented. 



P. 34726: 03 
P. 36681: 16 



Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn 0, Bridger. 
Tim 0, Wilkes. 



Thubsday 

THE 28. 



M B 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
John Bridger M e - Timothie Wilkes. 



Thejournaii ^he Journall of the Generall Bookes of Acc tts - kept by M r - Joseph Hynmers for 

Booke^read the mone th of July, was read and passed. 

& passed. 
Bills passed. 



Bills read and passed for Money paid out of Cash 



July y e ' 26 th ... 1 : Bill to Vincent ! 
Acco w Garrison 
Detto. ... 1 : Bill to Cassa Verona & 

Comp a - on acc u : Callicoe 
Investment 
Detto. ... 1: Bill of Exchange of the 

Hono ble : Comp as - for P. 
355: 20. payable to Cassa 
Verona ... 
August. 2 d : ... 1: Bill to the Nabobs 
Bramany at Golcondah 
for 
19 : 1 : Bill to Cassa Verona, 

upon Acco"- of Invest- 
ment 
Detto : 1 : Bill to Vincent Sayon on 

Acco" 1 Garrison Charges. 
28 : 1 : Bill to Cassa Verona 

upon Acco" 1 of Invest- 
ment 



Pag 08 1000 



5000 : 



355: 20 

30: - 

12000 : - 
1000 : - 

12000 : - 



Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Tim - Wilkes. 



Eeceived Letters, from the Agent on board the Golden Fleece, dated the 9 th - 
and from Metchlepatam dated the 18. Currant advising of Shippes Golden Fleece, 
& George, their arrivall there the 4. and departure thence to the Bay the 9 August, 



Letters 
received fron 
Metehlepa : 



departure Moneth of July, and part of August. 

thence 



Eeceived a letter from Madapollum dated the 18. August with Copie of the 



31 

revived from Right Worpp" the Agent 8 and Councells Commission to M r - John Field constituting 
Madapoiiam him Chiefe of that Factory. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 53 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1679. rgi , 

Lingapa the Governour of Punnamalee Countrey tooke possession of S 1, Thorna, Lingapa'e 

the 17 August 1679 farming the same out of Veronas handes for Pag os : K>00 which farmings*. 

is the same Eent Verona gave for it, the Eeasons that he urged to the Divan of hisBeaioiM 

Goleondah to wrest it out of Veronas handes, and to Let him have it, is that he had to the Divan 

Eented in this Countrey 2 Lack Pagodas Revenue ^ annum, which he is not able to ° rye sa 
bring up, pretending that Madras and Palliacat People keep up the price of Paddy 
there, by which other People he sayeth, are hindred from fetching it out of his 
Countrey, and without having 8*' Thoma to himselfe, He would not continue his 
said ffarme. 

Verona to prevent the inconveniences that may accrue to the Revenues of this Verona 

Towne, by stoppage of Goods, Graine and the Callico Investment this yeare, hath ^ n r ^ v g t nr * to 

writ to Gulconda to use all meanes possible to wrest S*' Thoma out of Lingapa's Thoma from 

handes againe. Jj£j"** and 

At a Consultation Mtjnday 

-r, , SePTEM- 

P resent BEK 

M E - Joseph Hynmeks Deputy Governour ^ m ° ' 

M E - John Bridger M r Timothie Wilkes 

"Whereas the Licences for uttering of Liquors by retaile expires the 25 th - of this Licences to be 
moneth, it is resolved to notifie to all the Inhabitants of this Place, that on the 11 th p^tt tofarm 
day of this moneth, the said Licence is to be put to ffarme in the ChappeU of Fort S 4, of 7uer. 
George for the yeare ensuing. 

Joseph Hynmers. 

Jn°- Bridger. 

Tim - Wilkes. 



Thursday 



The Councell mett, but noe Business© presented. 

The Councell met, but noe Businesse presented. ™ E 4 - 

Mundat 

THE 8. 

At a Consultation Thursday 

Present THE n - 

M R - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M R - Jobn Bridger M k Timothie Wilkes. 

This day was exposed to sale or ffarme in the Chappell of Fort S fc : George the Licences for 
Licences for selling and uttering by retaile, all sortes of Wine, Arrack, Beere, Mum, utterin s Li- 
&c a Liquors, w oh was set up at P. 200 but none offering more for it, It remaines upon tafle, exposed 
the Honourable Companyes Accompt. offering"™! 

maines upon 
ye Company* 
Aoett. 

This day was read and passed a Letter of this date to the Chiefe and Councell a Letter to 
in Metchlepatam, and an other of the same date to the Chiefe and Councell of Mada- ^ L°tt S rT : 

pollum. Madapollum. 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridgkr. 
Tim - Wilkes. 

This day came M rs - Margaret King to the Fort and acquainted the Deputy m™. King 
Governour, that she had a minde to take the ffarme of Licences for uttering of acquaint* y^ 
Liquors for the ensuing yeare, at the same rate it was lett the last ) eare viz'- Governou*. 
Pagodas. 205. She was advised to repaire to the Fort on next Munday, when the J 1 "™ 111 ' 
Councell should be acquainted with her proposall. LTcTnoe* 6 

D. k c. 1679-80— 14 



54 



Records of Fort St. George. 



Mtjnday 
the 15 



Mrs. King 
farmeth the 
Licences for 
uttering 
Liquors by- 
re taile, & 
nominates for 
her securitys 
Mr. Ralph 
Ord, & Mr. 
Jno. Barker 



Prices of Li- 
quors uttered 
by retai'e for 
the ensuing 
yeare. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1679. 

At a Consultation 
Present 

M K> Joseph Hynmers Deputie Governour 
M Ki John Bridger M r - Timothie Wilkes. 
M r8, Margaret King appeared before the Councell and proffered for the farme of 

Licences for uttering Liquors by retaile Pag os ' 205. for one yeare expiring the 25. 

September 1680. 



And for her Securitie M r - Ralph Ord, and M r John Barker are to be bound, 
the Councell i^esolved to accept of the said proffer, and hereby enordered, the drawing 
up the Indentures and Bond accordingly, and that the prices of uttering Liquors by 
retaile, from the 25 th# of this present September to the 25 th " of September 1680. shall 
bee as followeth viz* 1 

All sortes of Wine and Syder not exceeding 1 pagoda y e potle Botle English 
Beere not exceeding 9 fanams the Pottle Bottle Mum not exceeding 9 fanams the 
Quart Botle. Punch not exceeding 6 fanams the Bowie of a Quart of 
Goa or Parry ar Arrack. 
Goa Arrack not exceeding 3 fanams the Quart. 
Bengale Arrack not exceeding A fanams the Quart. 

Parryar Arrack not exceeding 2 fan 8 - y e - Quart double stilled and 1 fan : the 
quart single stilled. 
And it is likewise ordered that the said prices of uttering Liquors by retaile be 
translated into Portegeze, and be hung up at the Port Gate in English, and at the 
Choultry in Portugeze for all Persons concerned to take notice thereof. 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Tim 0, Wilkes. 



17 

A letter to 
Madapollm, 

Thfbsday 

THE 18 
The Deputy 
Governour is 
acquainted 
wth the Death 
of John Bal- 
lance who had 
rood, many 
Blows & 
Bruises from 
Henry Law, 
wch- were 
believed (by 
ye French 
Chyrurgeon) 
to ocoasion his 
death, 
said Law is 
oommitted to 
Prison. 

MuNDAY 
THE 22 



A Letter was writt to Madapollum, 
and sent forward. 



which was approved by the Councell, 



The Deputy Governour being sick, the Councell did not meet. 

The Deputy Governour having notice of the death of John Ballance private 
Centinell, and then acquainted that the said Ballance on the 12 Ditto, being very 
much in drinke on his Cott was assaulted by Henry Law Corporall, who gave him 
many Blowes, and bruised him in severall places of his Body, and that Praneisco 
Cutineth a French Chyrurgeon Living in the Black Towne attended him. He was sent 
for, and examined in the presence of M r- Timothy Wilkes, and M 1 ' - Bezaliel Sherman 
Chyrurgeon of this Garrison, the said Francisco Cutineth declared, that he verily 
believed, that Ballance dyed of those Blowes, and Bruises, He received, and was 
ready, at all times to attest the same on oath, the said Henry Law was by the said 
Deputy Governour committed to Prison. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



M R - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M R# John Bridger M r - Timothy Wilkes. 

Warehouse- The Warehousekeeper, M r - John Bridger his day Booke of Ace' 

fo'r Augns°t cls: received, & delivered in the moneth of August was read and passed. 

read & paseed. 



for Goods 



1: 
1: 

5: 


27: 
33: 
32: 



5 

2 


38: 


: 21: 


: 


86 


: 17 


: 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 55 

FORT ST- GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1679. [22] 

The Customer M r - Timothy Wilkes his Bookes of Aeeompts for the moneth of &gfS 
August were read and passed as follows, viz*- Acetts : for 

AuguBt, read, 

The Aee u of Pettie Land Customes Amount & pasBed. 

to Pag os - 38: 10: 5 

The ace*- of Corne for Toll in the Paddy 

Banksall . 

The Companys part of the Weighers duty 
For Registring Houses, Slaves, &c a ... . 

The Aceompt of Sea and Land Customes 

Amount to 



Alsoe the Register of Houses and Slaves, and Shippes comming and going for 
;he moneth of August was read and passed. 

Also the Acco tt- of Customes to be charged to Acco tu of Verona and Company in 
;he Generall Bookes was read and passed Amounting to Pag 08 - 216 : 25 : 1. as <$* : 
perticulars in the Customers Bookes. 

Vincent Sayon Provisionall Paymaster, his Booke of Expences for the Moneth Provisional! 
of August was read and passed. looke^T 8 

Charges Garrison Pag os - 580: 15: I iXTread* 

Charges Gen erall ... ... ... ... „ 165: 17: 4 & passed. 

Charges Dyet 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Merchandise 
Ace*- Fortifications, Repairs &new 
Erections 

Pag 08 - 1001: 05: 4 

Vincent Sayon Provisionall Mint Master his Bookes of Aceo t8 of Monys coyned Provisionall 
in the Mint for the moneth of August were read and passed as follows. hll Aocotts* 

of the Minte 
for August, 
read & passed. 

Received for Mintage upon perticular Persons Gold coyned Pagodas 4857 : 15 0. 
the i $> Cent is Pagodas 24 : 10 : 3. 

Whereas Henry Law was by order of the Deputy Governour committed to Prison Henry Lav 

.8. ditto, for Reasons then expressed in the Diary Xoate, It x 
the Councell, and the Marshall enordered to secure him iu Irons. 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn 0, Beidger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 



580: 


15: 


1 


165: 


17: 


4 


93: 


09 : 





16: 


16: 


3 


51: 


: 21: 


1 


93: 


34: 


1 



This day arrived a Generall from the Chiefe and Councell in Hugly dated the 24 



18. July 1679. 



A Letter from 
Hugly. 



At a Consultation • Thursday 

THE 25. 

Present 

M K - Joseph Hynmeks Dkputf Governour 
M E - John Bridger M b * Timothy Wilkes. 



The whole Councell being duly summond. 



56 



Records of Fori St. George. 



[25] 



A Letter 
from Hugly 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1679. 

This day a Generall letter from the Chiefe and Couneell in Hugly of the 18. 
July, Beceived yesterday, was read, By it we perceive that notwithstanding Sultan 
Auzum's Nearchaun, granted last yeare, that the Honourable Companys Saltpeter 
was stopt, that a Yaekeel was sent to Court to obtaine the Emperors Phirmaund, 
We doubt not but by the Eight Worpp 11 our Agent & Governours presence in the 
Bay, all Business will be putt in such a posture, as that the Hono ble : Companys 
Business there, will goe on uninterupted. 

Joseph Hynmees. 
Jn°- Beidger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 



Mtjnday 

THE 29. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



The Journall 
of the grail 
Bookes 
read and 
passed. 
Bill! passed. 



M K Joseph Hynmeks Deputy Govebnouk 
M B John Bridger M b> Timothy Wilkes. 

The Journall of the Generall Bookes of Accompts kept by M r - 
for the moneth of August was read and passed. 



A Letter to 
Bantam. 



30 

A Letter 
from Surratt 
■with the 
Golden 
Fleece's 
Invoioe, & 
His 

Majesties 
Commission 
for tryall 
of Wm- 
Gylbert. 



Joseph Hynmers 



Bills read and passed for money paid out of Cash 
September 13 th - 1 Bill to Cassa Yerona & 
Comp a - on Accompt 
Callicoe Investment 
16 1 Bill to Yincent Savon 

on A ceo" Charges \. P. InOO 



ivonT 
rges i- 



14000: 00: 



00: 



Thursday 
October 
the 2»- 



Garrison 
A Letter to the Agent and Couneell of Bantam of this date, was read and 

Joseph Hynmeks. 
Jn°: Ukidgee. 
Timothy Wilkes. 



Beceived a Generall from Surratt dated 26. August advising that the Bengale 
Merchant, and New London, arrived Bombay on the 11 th - of s d - moneth, that 
they parted from the Ann in a storme on the 9 Aprill, and had not seen her since. 



That they had received our Packett intended by the Golden Fleece, had opened 
the same, taken out the Fleece's Invoyce, and his Majestys Commission for tryall of 
W m - Gylbert, and sent them hither, and their Copies, the Letter, and all other 
Papers directly to the Agent in Bengale. 

That a small French Shipp was there lately arrived reporting, that a great 
French ship set sayle a moneth before them for Surrat, with large effects to carry on 
their Trade and pay their Debts, which was not then arrived. 

And that M r Charles James departed this life the 14 of June. 

The Couneell mett, but noe businesse presented. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



57 



FORT ST- GEORGE, OCTOBER 1679. 

At a Consultation Munday 

Present THE 6 ™ 

M R - Joskph Hynmers Deputy Govebnoub 
M E - John Bridger M e - Timothy "Wilkes. 

Whereas the Sallai-ys to the Honourable Oomp as Servants in this Factory being saiiarys 
due the 29 th - of September last, it is Kesolved that the Deputy Governour, M r - p r a -d' edtob 
Joseph Hynmers, in whose hands the Cash is, do pay their Respective Saiiarys. 

Dovera desiring to buy 2 whole Culverin, and 1 Demi Culverin, the Warehouse- An order 
keeper is ordered to sell them as deare as he can. But the s d - Dovera, not being ofVpeew* 
willing to receive them before they were tryed, the Gunner is enordered to try them Ordnance 
upon the Honourable Companys charge. 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Tim : Wilkes. 



Th<5 Oouncell mett, but no Businesse presented. 

At a Consultation 

Present 

M K - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M> John Bridger M r - Timothik Wilkes. 

The Warehousekeeper M r - John Bridger his day Booke of Acco" 8, 
received, and delivered in the moneth of September was read and passed. 



The Customer M r - Timothie Wilkes his Bookes of Acco* 
September were read and passed as follows, viz 4- 

The Acco u - of Pettie Land Customes Amount to 

Pag° s 

The Acco"- of Corne for Toll in the Paddy 

Banksall 
The Companys part of the Weighers duty 
For Registring Houses. Slaves &c a - 
The Aeco H - of Sea & Land Customes Amount to 



for th( 



Thuksday 
the 9. 

MuNDAY 
THE 13. 



for Goods the Ware- 
housekeepers 
Aoootta. for 
September 
read, and 



Bookes of 
Aooots- for 
September 
read and 

paused. a 



56: 11: 5 




Pag os - 16J : 04 : 5 



Also the Register of Houses, & slaves, and Shippes going (none arriving) for the 
moneth of September was read and passed. 

Also the Acco tt- of Customes to be charged to Acco" of Verona and Comp a - in 
the Generall Bookes was read and passed, Amounting to Pag os - 167 : 16 : 2. as 
3P Perticulars in the Customers Bookes at Large. 

Vincent Sayon Provisionall Paymaster his Booke of Expences for the moneth Provisional! 
of September was read and passed. 
Charges Garrison 
Charges Generall Fort S t# George 
Charges Dyett .. . 
Charges Cattle .. 
Charges Merchandise 
Accompt Fortifications, Repaires, & new Erections | 



521: 


01 


3 


164: 


81: 


4 


101 


19: 


1 


15: 


12: 


5 


70: 


07: 


1 


106 


27: 


4 



Paymaster 
his Booke of | 
Expences for 
September, 
read k 
passed. 



Bought 2 Butts Arrack Pag 01 - 26 : 18 



979: 28: 
26 : 18 : - 



Pag '- 1006: 10: 

r>. & e. 1678-80-15 



58 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[13-.] 

Provisionail 
Min toaster 
his Aooolts- 
of the Minte 
for September 
read and 
passed. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1679. 



Vincent Sayon Provisionail Mintmaster, his Bookes of Aeco ts of moneys 
in the Mint for the moneth of September were read, and passed, as follows. 



16 

A Letter 
from 

Metohlepm 
wth their 
Acct- 
Cash and 
Stewards 
Aoot- & why 
no Consulta- 
tions . 

Thubsday 

THE 16. 



This Town 
Inhabitants 
forbidden to 



Monday 
the 20. 

Thursday 

THE 23. 

24 

A Letter 

from 

Madapollam 

Monday 
xhe 27. 



)yned 



Received for Mintage Duties of Perticular mens Gold coyned, being Pagodas 

Pagoda 1 : 11 : 0. 



260 :- :-. the § ty Cent is 

The Aceo"- of coyning of the Hono bIe - Comp 
1 chest N°- C. w ch - came ty Golden Fleece 

produced 
1 chest N°- E. w ch - came ^ Golden Fleece 

produced 
1 chest N°- B. w ob - came ^ Golden Fleece 
produced 



Gold vz'- 

P. 23463 : 31 : 

P 18457: 30: 

P 24746 : 26 : 



Note that the said Sayon is to have Creditt this moneth for Alloy (°3 . 8 : 05 : 23. 
Eeceived of the Shraoffs to finish this yeares Assaying of the Hon : Oomp as - Gold, at 
19^ fan 8, ^ \c£. being the same Kate the Shraoffs paid the 7. August for (°3. 

211 : 17 : 4 Amounts to Pag os - 4 : 19 : 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Timothy. Wilkes. 

This day received a Gennerall from Metchlepatam Factory with their Accompt of 
Cash and the Stewards Accompt for the moneth September, noe Consultations were 
kept that moneth by reason M r Hatton was sick at Engndore 



At a Consultation 

Present 

M R- Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governouk 
M E< John Bridger M r - Timothy Wilkes. 

Whereas the Governour of Palliacatt, hath three severall times by beate of Drum 
forbidden the People there to receive our great Copper Cash, because they passe at 
42 for one fanam of this Place, and their Cash being of the same weight that ours 
is, of which they give there but 45. for one fanam of Paliacatt which is 1^ fanam 
of Madras, and consequently our fanam amounts there but to 36 Palliaeat Cash, and 
we give 42 of our Cash, which is the same weight with the Palliaeat Cash, It is 
hereby enordered that the Inhabitants of this Place, be by beate of Drum 3 severall 
dayes forbidden to receive the Palliaeat Cash. 

Joseph Hynmers. 

Jn°- Bridger. 

Tim - Wilkes. 



The Deputy Governour & M r 
sick there was noe Consultation. 



John Bridger mett, but M r Tim : Wilkes being 



M r - John Bridger not comming to Town©, and M r - Timothy Wilkes being sick, 
the Councell mett not. 

This day received a Generall from Madapollum Factory, with their Diary, 
Consultations, Acco lt - Cash and Stewards Accompt for the moneth of September, 
dated the 8 th - of October. 

M r John Bridger not comming to Towne, it being very foule weather, and 
M r - Timothy Wilkes being sick, the Councell mett not. 



7 .. 


. 1 


15 ., 


,. 1 


15 ., 


,. 1 


18 . 


.. 1 



P. 


451 : 


: 01: 


-I 


P. 


14000 : 


: 00: 


: 


P. 


1000: 


00: 


: 


P. 


5000: 


: 00: 


: 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 59 

FORT ST- GEORGE, OCTOBER, 1679. 

ol) 

This day came newse of the death of Jaques Caulier Director for the Nether- The death of 

lands East India Comp*- on the Coast of Chorraandell & Governour of their Castle ca^Uer 

Geldria at Paliaeat, he departed this life the 25 Detto, was buryed y e next day, the ^q™]™* 

Extraordinary great Raines w ch hath fallen, hath so swollen the Rivers [th]at before Geldria at 

this day no one man could come from Paliacatt hither. Pahaoat. 

At a Consultation 

Present 

M E - Joseph Hynmeks Depdtt Governour Thursday 

M E - John Bridges M r - Timothy Wilkes. the 30. 

The Journall of the Generall Bookes of Acoompts, kept by M r - Joseph Hynmers TheJonmaU 
for the moneth of September was read and passed. Bookes^ead 

and passed. 

Bills read and passed for money paid out of Cash. Biiia passed. 

October. 7 ... 1 Bill to severall Persons for 
Sallary in this Factory . . . 

Bill to Cassa Verona & Comp a - 
on Acco" Callicoe Invest- 
ment 

Bill to Vincent Sayon on 
Accompt Charges Garrison. 

Bill to Cassa Verona & Comp a - 
on Acco**- Callicoe Invest- 
ment 

There having been no "Wine of Hono bIe : Companys in the Fort since & m0 ' ^inTordered 
September, it is ordered, to buy one chest of Canary wine, and one chest of Xeres to he bought 
Sack for the use of the Generall Table. 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 



patam was drowned by a Herricane. Metohiepatam 

* was drowned. 

At a Consultation Mtjnday 

November 
Present the 3. 

M B - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M H - John Rridger M e - Timothy Wilkes. 

A Letter of this date was read and passed to the Chief e & Councell of -*■ Letter to 
Madapollum. Madapoiiam. 

And then Eeceived a Letter from Gulcondah from our Brameny Egyb, who a Letter 
adviseth us that there is great hopes of S'- Thoma's being Returned to Verona, for the "oWa™.™ 
yearely Eent already contracted for, no other Business presenting the Councill 
departed. 

Joseph Hynmers. 

Jn°- Bridger. 

Timothy Wilkes. 

This day was kept as an ETolyday in the Chappell, at Dinner was 3 vollies of 5. 

small shott, and 25 Great Guanes, fired at drinking the King's health, aud at night 
a great Bonfire. 



for ye Grail 



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Records of Fort St. George. 



A Letter 
reoeived from 
Metchlepatam 
advising the 
Tempeat, & 
inundation 
of the sea in 
that Town. 



Thursday 
the 6. 

Monday 
the 10. 
Thursday 

THE 13. 



MUNDAY 
THE 17. 



Warehonse- 
keepers 
Accotts for 
October, read 
and passed. 
Customers 
Bookei of 
Aoctts for 
October, read 
& passed. 



Proyisionall 
Paymaster's 
Booke of 
Expenoes for 
October read 
and passed. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1679. 

This Evening received letters from Metchlepatam from M r Christopher Hatton 
and Councell dated the 20 October, advising us of a furious storme there the 13 
October, that most of the Dutch House was consumed, the Sea washing against it 
they have sustained great Loss in Pepper and other Spices, as alsoe in Callicoes, all the 
Houses in Towne untiled, whereby our Honourable ('ompany have likewise sustained 
much dammage there, in their Broadcloth and Callicoes, the storme lasted a whole 
night, the Eaine water being as salt as the Sea, in Metchlepatam, & the adjacent 
Villages at Least 20000 men, Women, & Children drowned, and Lay unburied in the 
streets, which occasioned a great stench. 

The Callicoes which were wett in the Honourable Companies Factory in Met- 
chlepatam, were all delivered to the Washers to be washt againe, and all possible 
diligence used to hasten the same, that soe this years Investment be not retarded. 

The Councell met, but noe Business presented. 

M r - John Bridger being not well, the Councell met not. 

The Deputy Governour being sick here was no Consultation 

At a Consultation 
Present 

M B Joskph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M B - John Bridger M R : Timothy Wilkes. 
The Warehousekeeper M r - John Bridger his day Booke of Acco"'- for Goods, 
received and delivered in the moneth of October was read and passed. 



for the moneth of 



64: 08: 4 



1 : 
4: 
6: 


23: 
20: 
21: 


1 

1 
4 


758 


32: 


5 


> 01 - 835 


34. 


b 



The Customer, M r - Timothy Wilkes his Bookes of Acco 1 
October were read and passed as followes viz* 

The Acco"- of Petty Land Customes Amount to Pag ' - 
The Acco"- of Come for Toll in the Paddy 

Banksall ... ... 

The Company s part of the Weighers duty ... 
For Eegistring Houses, Slaves &e a ... 
The Acco"- of Sea and Land Customes 
Amount to ... 



Also the Register of Houses, and Slaves, and one Ship going, (none arriving) for 
the month of October was read and passed. 

Also the Accompts of Customes to be Charged to Acc t- of "Verona and Comp a - 
in the Generall Bookes was read and passed Amounting to Pag 08 - 96 : 16 : 4. as "39- 
Perticulars in the Customers Booke at large. 

Vincent Sayon Provisionall Paymaster his Booke of Expences for the month of 
October was read and passed. 
Charges Garrison ... 
Charges Generall Fort S'- George ... 
Charges Dyett 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Merchandise 

Accompt Fortifications, Repaires, and New Erec- 
tions 
Factors Provisions ... 



538 


27 


3 


166. 


14: 


3 


103: 


17: 


1 


15: 


08: 


3 


55: 


14: 





43: 


15: 


2 


71: 


09: 






Pag '- 993 : 34 : 



Diary and Consultation Boo/c, 1679-80. 



61 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JVO V EMBER 1679. 



— [17] 

Vincent Sayon Provisionall Mintmaster his Booke of Acoo tts " for monys coyned Provisional! 
in the Mint, for the moneth of October being 1 chest of Gold N°- A. which came hit^u** ot 
by the Golden Fleece produced neate iu this Mint Pagodas 24060 : 35 : 0. the Mint* for 

Joseph Hynmers. &pa88ed - 

Jn°- Bridger. 
Tjm°- Wilkes. 

This day received a Generall from Metchlepatam, dated the 3 d Currant, advising 
that they had sent to the Washers, those Callicoes of the Hono ble - Companys that 
were dammaged by the Late Tempest, to be rewashed, and the course they had taken 
for the speedy effecting the same, with their Dyary, Consultations, Aec u - Cash, & 
Stewards Acc tu for the moneth of October. 

The Councell mett, but no Business presented. 

This day received a Generall from Madapollam Factory dated the 10. Currant 
with their Dyary, Consultations, & Acc M Cash and Stewards Acc tt# for the month 
of October. 

This day came to Towne Senhor Lambert Hemsinck Chiefe of the Dutch Factory 
at Sandraspatam, [sic'] He dyned with the Councell at the ffort, and at night departed 
for Palliacat. 

The Councell mett, but no Business presented. 

At a Consultation 
Present 
M R - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M R - John Bridger M r- Timothy Wilkes. 
The Journall of the Generall Bookes of Accompts kept by M 
for the moneth of October was read, and passed. 

A Bill read and passed for money paid out of Cash. 
November. 19 ... 1 Bill to Vincent Sayon on 
Accompt Charges Garrison 
Two letters of this date viz 4, 1 to the Chiefe and 
and one to the Chiefe and Councell of Madapollum were read and passed. • 



18 

A Letter 
received from 
Metchle- 
patam. 



Thursday 
the 20. 
21 

A Letter 
ree'l. from 
Madapollum. 

22 



Monday 
the 24. 



Thursday 
the 27. 



Joseph Hynmers 



... P. 1000:' 00: 

Councell of Metchlepatam, 



Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn° : Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 



The Journall 
of the GraU 
Books read 
& passed. 
A Bill 
passed. 



Letters to 
Metehlepm : 

& 
Madapollam 



The Councell met, but no Business 



The Councell mett but no business presented. 
This day received a Generall from Madapollum. 

At a Consultation 
Present 
M E - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M E - John Bridger M R - Timothy Wilkes. 
Whereas Cassa Verona and Comp'- uDdertooke the 24 July Last by agreement to 
bring in this yeare 30000 ffis ordinary Longcloth, and that then he was promised by 
the Councell to accept of 10000 tys more if procurable, which since he hath under- 
taken and at this present proffering to bring in 3000 ^s more, It is accepted of by 
the Councell for Aec u - of the Honourable Company. Considering that the Factors 
at Madapollum write hether, that the Merchants there cannot bring in the quantitie 
required. 

o. & c. 1679-80—16 



Munday 
December 

THE 1st- 

Thursday 
the 4. 

A Letter from 
Madapoll 

Munday 

THE 8. 



Verona & 
I 'ompa. prof- 
fering to 
hring in more 
u000 peeces 
Longcloth, 
ordinary, is 
accepted of by 
the Councell. 



62 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[8] 



5000 fa. 
Beteelas of 
60 : co- 
accepted of 
insteed of 
4000. 5000 f>s 
Beteelas of 
40: oo- accep- 
ted of inBteed 
of 6000. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1679. 

And Whereas Cassa Verona and Comp a - did promise said 24. July last to bring in 
this yeare 4000 5^s Beteelaes of 50 : covets long, and 6000 Detto of 40. covets 
long, and He now acquainting us that the woodmen have robbed 1000 ^s Beteelas 
of 40 covets long, which he despaires of ever recovering againe, he requests the 
Councell that insteed of 4000 ^s of 50. c°- to accept of 5000 ^s of those lengths, and 
insteed of (3000 tys of 40. e°- to accept of 5000 q^ s . of that length. The Councell 
hath accordingly accepted thereor, for Acc tt; - of the Hono ble : Comp a * 



Joseph Hynmebs. 
Jn°- Beidgeb. 
Timothy Wilkes. 



8th 



Thursday 
the 11. 



Yesterday Evening returned from Paliacat Senhor Lambert Hemsinck, and this 
day departed for Sadraspatam, where he is Chiefe for the Netherlands East India 
Company. 

The Councell mett, but no Business presented. 



13 This day received a Generall from Metchlepatam with their Dyary Consultations, 

MeteWepm ™ and Ace 1 - Cash with their Stewards Acco u for the moneth of November. 



MlJNDAY 
THE 15. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

M B - Joseph Hynmebs Deputy Goveenoue 
M K> John Beid&ee M e * Timothy Wilkes. 



Warehouee- 
heepers 
Aocotts- for 
November, 
read & passed. 
Customers 
BookeB of 
Accotts- for 
November 
read & 



The Warehousekeeper M r - John Bridger his Day-booke of Acco tts : for Goods 
received and delivered in the moneth of November was read and passed. 

The Customer M r - Timothy Wilkes his Bookes of Acco tt8> for the moneth of 
November were read and passed as follows viz*- 

The A ceo": of Pettie Land Customes Amount 

to Pag 08 : 12: 08: 5 

The Acco : of Come for Toll in the Paddy 

Banksall ... ... ... ... ... „ 

The Company s part of the Weighers duty ... ,. 

For Eegistring Houses Slaves &c a> ... ... „ 

The Acc tt- of Sea and Land Customes Amount 



to 



p a OS 



0: 


20: 


4 


11: 


28: 


4 


8: 


14: 





350: 


26: 


2 


383: 


26: 


3 



Also the Register of Houses and Slaves for the month of November was read 



and 

Also the Acc tu of Customes to be charged to Ace"- of Verona and Comp' 1, in the 
Generall Bookes was read and passed Amounting to Pag os * 105 : 02 : 1. as & Perti- 
culars in the Customers Booke at large. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



63 



-FORT ST- GEORGE, DECEMBER 1679.- 



[15™.] 



Vincent Sayon Provisional! Paymaster his Booke of Expences for the moneth of p r 
November was read and passed. booSTST" 



Charges Garrison ... 

Charges Generall Fort S 4, George. 

Charges Dyet 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Merchandise 

Ace"- Fortifications, Eepairs & new Erections 



498 : 01 : SEXr*" 

168 : 04 : read & passed. 

101: 
15: 
54: 
34: 



01 : 





04 





19 


4 


04 





22 


3 


09 






871 : 24 : 1 



Vincent Sayon Provisionall Mintnaaster his Booke of Acc ,t8 for Copper Cash Provisional! 
coyned in the Minte for the moneth of November was read and passed viz*- a^- ofthe 



Mint for 



read, and 

198 veece of Copper Cash at 1 fan: ty veece, & 36 fan: ty Pag - Am*- to pa88ed " 
P 5 : 18. 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger, 
Timothy "Wilkes. 

At a Consultation Thubsday 

THE 18. 

Present 

M E - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M K - John Bbidger M r> Timothy Wilkes. 

The Journall of the Generall Bookes of Accompts kept by M r- Joseph Hynmers The jonmaii 
for the moneth of N ovember was read and passed. Boot* re r ad 

and pasBed. 

Also A letter of this date to the Chief and Councell of Metchlepatam was read a Letter to 
and passed. e e epm ' 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°- Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkes. 

This day received a Generall from Madapollum dated the 9 Currant, with their 20. 

Diary, Consultations, Accompt Cash, and Stewards Acco lu for the moneth of a Letter from 

XT J ' -i * 1 Madapollam. 

November. 

At a Consultation Munday J 

the 22. 
1' resent 

M E - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M K - John Bridger M r - Timothy Wilkes. 

The Commission Officers of this Garrison, having this day Examined John TheCommi 8 - 
Waters Corporall, concerning the difference between him, and Francis Hopkins Cen- ^ on la ° r f t ° e " 
tinell, do Declare, that on the 19 Instant, William Kendall, and Peter Taylor Prison- how John 
ers neer the Chautry Gate Guard, the said Hopkins contrary to the orders of the h ^ a ^ e " to 
Garrison did carry Arrack to the said Prisoners, which the Corporall as in duty breate 
bound did endeavour to prevent, and in a scuffle pushed him downe, not suffering it Hopkins 
to be given them, Hopkings [sic] rising up, Gave the Corporall provoking words, and his J»gg. 
layd his hand upon his Sword, as if He intended to draw it against the Corporall, on 
which the said Corporall struck up his heels, and threw him down, in which flail, he 
hapned to breake his legg. The opinion of the Councell is this. That the Corporall 



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Records of Fort St. George. 



[22] 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1679.- 



did no more then what was his duty, and without any Intention to breake his legg, and 

'to pay for the cure. 



Hopkins to 

Cure f of his Consequently that Hopkins, (and not the Hono ble : Company) 



Mr. Jordan 
promiseth to 
giro the 
Relation of 
the murder of 
Mr . John 
Smith. 



The Councell 
demand of 
Clernt. Jordan 
all the Effects 
he hath in 
his hands 
appertaining 
to Edmond 
Bugden. 
He promiseth 
to give an 
Aecot. 
thereof, & to 
surrender up 
tho Effects, 
wch are to 
be kept till 
the Agents 
arrival!. 



M 1 '- Clement Jordana Freeman, who sayled the last yeare in a small Vessel! of 
M r- Edmond Bugden's from Ballasore to Quedah, where he disposed of the- Cargo, 
and sold the Vessell, and arriving here the last night in the Good Hoope (a small Vea- 
sell of M r - John Smiths, who insteed of Repairing to this Place in December last, in 
conformitie to the Hono ble : Companys order, sayled with this said Vessell to the south- 
ward, and there was murdered by his men, of w' h> M r - Jordan promiseth to give the 
Eelation under his hand) 

The Councell knowing of the great demands the Hono ble : Comp a- hath on the said 
Edmond Bugden, and being ignorant whether he hath made satisfaction in the Bay, 
demanded of Clement Jordan all the effects in his hands appertaining to the said 
Bugden, he promised to give the Councell an Acco" thereof, and to surrender up the 
said Effects, which when received, It is resolved, it shall be here kept, till our Agents 
arrivall, and then to be disposed of, as our said Agent and Councell shall think, 
fitting. 



Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn°. Bridger. 
Timothy Wilkks. 



Wensday 

THE 24. 



Mr Jordan 
surrenders 
up to the 
Councell 
a parcell of 
Acheen Gold, 
saying that 
was all he 
had of 

Mr Bugdens. 
Mr Jordan, 



At a Consultation Extraordinary 
P resent 
M K - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M E - John Bridger M k - Timothy "Wilkes. 
This Morning M v " Clement Jordan surrendred up to the Councell a parcell of 
Acheen Gold, sealed up with his, and M 1 '- John Bugden's Seales, which He saieth is 
all the Effects remaining in his hands appertaining to M r - Edmond Bugden in 
Bengale, which after the Christmas Holydayes are over shall be opened and weighed, 
and tis resolved that it shall be kept in the Hono ble Companies Iron Cash Chest, till it 
shall please God to arrive our Agent here. 

The said Clement Jordan, John Bugden, & John Hart have this day given the 
Councell a Eelation under their hands, concerning the seizing of the Ketch, belonging 
to M 1 ' - John Smith murdered, which is ordered to be entred at the bottome of this 
Consultation. 



The said Jordan, Bugden, & Hart, have Likewise given in to the Councell under 
their hands an Inventory of what money Armes &c a , they found on board the said 
Ketch the 3 d July 1679. which Inventory is also ordered to be registred in this 
Consultation Booke. 

Joseph Hyjsmers. 

Jn 0- Bridger. 

Tim - Wilkes. 
To M*- Joseph Hynmers &c a - Councell. 

This sheweth that we do hereby upon his Worp s : Command, and order, now 

appeare, and give in our Declaration, concerning the Barbarous murdering of M r - 

Hait their John Smith Late Eesident in Bengale and Chief of Dacca, and also upon, and on 



And an 
Inventory 
of what 
money armes 
&ca. they 
found therein. 



Copie of 
Hi" Jordan, 
Mr- Bugd 



Relation 
of the 
seizing of a 
Ketch, 
belonging 
unto Mr 
John Smith 
murdered. 



what A ceo 1 
Acheen viz' 



we the Subscribers seized on the Ketch Good Hope, in the Road of 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 65 

FORT ST- GEORGE, DECEMBER 1679. [24™-] 

In June Anno. 1679. the 1J. day was taken Prisoners in Acbeen 6 Dutchmen, 
which was in a small Sloope, come from Padoni, and was bound to Paris which is a 
Place upon the Sumatra Shore, that the Dutch hath a Factory, which two daies after 
M r * Bugden and Clement Jordan went to see, and enquired what news abroad, they 
told us that there was two Englishmen came ashoar in a small Pro from a Sloope that 
came from Bengale, named John Coates, and Gregory, who there to the Dutch Chief 
complained of an Hamburgo which was Pilott, how that this Hamburgo, named 
George Johnson had told M r - John Smith the Merchant and Owner of the Ketch, 
that they two were minded to kill the said M r - Smith, upon which the s d - Coates 
hearing M r - Smith threatning him very much, desired of M r Smith to spare him the 
small Pro, which was granted him, and a Compass, but had no Victualls nor Water, 
although M r> Smith spoke to this George Johnson to give them what necessary, but 
He replyed, there was but Little water, and Provisions aboard, therefore would not 
spare them any, and presently after hapned a great Sumatra or Storme, which had 
almost Sunck them, but with Gods Providence they got safe there, and imbarqued at 
Padom in a Dutch Flyboat for Batavia: and about 10 daies afterward there came a 
Pro from Molacca, and in the way met with the Ketch Good Hope, and the Noccoda 
of the Pro, and some men of his went aboard, and was told by two of the Laskars, 
that the Pilot George Johnson had murdered his owne Master, and they thought he 
would run away with the Vessell, this news was brought to Padom, and six Dutch- 
men declared this to us in Acheen. the ! : - day of June 1679. And on the 2 July 
following the said George Johnson came into the Road of Acheen, which John 
Bugden, and Clement Jordan went aboard, and enquired of him where was M 1 '- 
Smith, Coates, and Gregory, he replyed that Smith had sent them in a Pro, and after 
that M r Smyth dyed mad, we asked who was his Owner of the Sloope, he answered 
He knew not, and at 10. O Clock at night he comes into the River of Acheen, and 
steales off, a Butt of water in that unseasonable time, without having paid for the 
Queen's Chop, which made the Country People to come, and demand of us, the 
Reason of his so doing, and under English Colours, our Answer was we would 
satisfye them further the next day which accordingly we did, being in the morning, 
John Bugden and Clement Jordan went on board of our Ketch Sarah, and carryed 
our Armes along with us, well fixt, and Loden, intending, and resolved as We are the 
King of Englands subjects, to seize upon this Rogue, George Johnson, and the 
Vessell, and bring him to Eort S t- George, for to answer for the murder he had com- 
mitted, which upon suspition, and the Intelligence we had, could do no less then to 
seize upon the Vessell, and that Rogue George Johnson, which when we had taken 
possession, examined the Laskars, which there was two men, that then belonged to 
the Vessell, declared how M r - Smith was murdered, which after that we had this 
Confirmation from the two Laskars, we put him into Irons, and therein rotted and 
dyed, the 18. December 1679. in y e way from Acheen hither, where we intended for 
this Place, for to answer for what He had done, of which we writt a Generall to the 
Governour & Councell from Quedah by M r - Barnes, concerning our proceedings, 
Copies of which is already delivered to your Worp : &o a " Councell, and also an 
Inventory of what we received in the said Ketch, but the charges which we have 
been at since, we shall deliver also, upon your demand, which we hope will be 
allowed and accepted of from 

Given from under our hands this 
24 th - of December 1679. in 
Eort S*- George. 

"Worpfi. S r - &c a - 

Your very humble Servants 

Clement Jordan. 
Joun Bugden. 
John Haet. 

D.fc c. 1679-80—17 



66 Records of Fort St. George. 



[24™] — FORT ST- GEORGE, DECEMBER 1679. 

wh^twdfii , Inventory of what Goods received on board the Sloope Good Hope, taken July 
thesioope the 3 d - Anno 1679. by us the Subscribers following viz*" 
Imprimis. 

Eeceived in Dollors Eleven hundred sixty one &. a halfe 

S Great Gunns 

3 Blunderbusses 

2 Match Locks 

2 Pistolls 

2 Fowling peeces 

1 Cutleys, 

1 Rapier 

I Chest w th- some Apparrell found broken open. 

1 Scrutore with Bookes, and Papers. 

1 Silver handle for a Fan 

1 Ditto to put a Piggdan in 

1 Ditto Socket 

1 Ditto Tongue Scraper 

2 pairs of Brass Skails and weights. 
1 Brass Duty. 

1 Piatt, and Draughts 

I Compass 

1 Slave Boy aged 10 years. 

The above mentioned is, and sheweth what Goods and Effects we received, for 
anymore, we know not of, Witness our hands, this 24. of December 1679. 

Clement Jordan. 
John Bugden. 
John Hart. 

Thursday The Couneell did not sett. 

thb 25. 

26 The Generall entertainment which has annually been made for all the English 

Genertif 8 oi n °te both men, and women in this Towne upon Christmas day, was now made 

Feast upon upon this day. 

this day. r J 

28 This day received a Generall from Cassumbazar dated the 13 th - November, 

A. Letter signed by the Eight Worpp 11 ' the Agent & M r - Mohun. 

Do. Also rec d - a Generall from Hugly dated 19. November, with an enclosed Bill 

a Letter from of Exchange for 548 Tomands, 28 Abasses drawn by Matthias Vincent on Joseph 
Hynmers, payable into the Hono bIe : Companys Cash for the vallue of Rupees. 15000. 
received by s d - Matthias Vincent there, out of the Hono ble : Companys Cash. 
28 Likewise received a Generall from Metchlepatam, dated the 19 Currant. 

A Letter from 

Metohle-1 

pitam. 

At a Consultation 
Mra ^ Y Present 

THE 29. 

M R - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 
M K John Bridger M R Timothy Wilkes. 

The Commis- Whereas the Commission Officers bv their Consultation of 27. of this moneth 

eion Officers 
their Sent' 



have adjudged that John Morris Corporal! for sleeping upon his watch the 26 Instant, 
anoe on John t p a y one months pay to the use of the Poore, to ride the Wooden Horse, for three 
Ro°gOT S Law- severall dayes. 3 hours at a time, and then to be confined a moneth in Irons, with 

allowance of Rice, and water, according to the 6 Article, and by the same Consultation 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



67 



FORT ST- GEORGE, DECEMBER 1679. 

have awarded Eoger Lawrence for being drunke the 26 Instant, and not able to 
mount his Guard to pay 20 fanams to the use of the Poore, according to the 3 d 
Article, and for contemning the Government 15 drubbs at the brich of a Gunn. 

The Councell considering, that this being the first offence of John Moris 
Corporall, on his humble Petition his Fine, and moneths Imprisonment have 
remitted, but his 3 dayes rideing the Horse 3 hours at a time approved of, and 
Likewise that Roger Lawrence, do pay 20 fanams to the Poor, and for contemning of 
the Government do receive 15 drubbs at the Brich of a Gunn 



Bills read and passed foe money paid out of Cash. 



December 5^ n 



Bill to 
Comp a : 



Verona and 
on Acco n - Callicoe 
Investment 
2 ... 1 Bill to said Verona & 
Company on Acco ttf Callicoe 
Investment 
9 ... 1 Bill to said Verona and 
Company on Acco" - Callicoe 
Investment 
16 ... 1 Bill to Vincent Sayon on 

Acco*': Garrison Charges ... 
23 ... 1 Bill to Cassa Verona & 

Comp a - on Acco"- Callicoe 
Investment 
^9 ... 1 Bill to Cassa Verona & 
Company on Aceo tt- Callico 
Investment 



P. 4000 : 00 



6000 : 00 :- 



5000 : 00 



1000 : 00 :- 



10000 : 00 



1000 : 00 : 



[29-.] 



John Morris 
his ffine & 
imprisonment 
remitted, tint 
his riding the 
HorB 3 dayes 
approved, and 
Roger Law- 
rence to pay 
20 fanamB to 
ye Foor and 
to have 16 
Drubbs. 
Bills passed. 



Joseph Hynmebs. 
Jn°- Bbidger. 
Tim°- Wilkes. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Thursday 
January 
the 1 BT - 



M R- Joseph Hynmebs Deputy Govebnoub 
M R - John 'Bbidger M r - Timothy Wilkes. 



Joseph Hynmers and Timothy Wilkes reported the weight of the Gold deposited ^P°^° f f th « 
by Clement Jordan the 24 December last for the A ceo" : of Edmond Bugden to be Mr! g Bugden*s 



4 Armerings — poized 
A Beetle Box, and 2 Barrs 
A Parcell of Dust Gold ... 
A Parcell of Dust Gold .., 
A Parcell of Acheen Mace 



Oz. 



02 



, 7 : 


05: 


14 


9 : 


01: 


08 


11: 


07: 


10 


11: 


00: 


04 


64: 


12: 


00 


103: 


: 06: 


12 which 



-was weighed in the presence of Clement Jordan, John Bugden, and John Hart, JJ^yifti 
then sealed bv Clement Jordan, & John Bugden & Lodged in the Honourable ye compa: 

- - rnT-j _ i :* i l J :* °u„n „,•„„ ,^+ill fV,o Awi'Wll ^f Cash Chea 

until 1 the 
Arrival] of 
the Agent. 



Companies Cash Chest, where it is resolved it shall remaine, untill the Arrivall of c i,!; 
our Agent as ^ Consultation of 24 December Last. 



68 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[1-] 



A Paper 
signed by 
Clem: 
Jordan, 
Jno : Bugden 
& Jno : Hart 
read. 

They refer- 
red till the 
Agent's 
arrival], 
to ye 
Contents 
thereof. 
The Custo- 
mary New- 
years gifts 
given to 
Verona &oa. 
A Letter to 
Metchlepm : 
A Letter to 
Madapollum. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, JANUARY I6ff 

This day was read in Councell a Paper dated the 30 th " December, signed by 
Clement Jordan, John Bugden, & John Hart, Copie whereof follows this Consultation, 
according to their desires M r - Timothy Wilkes one of the Chautry Justices did 
yesterday take the Examinations of all the Laskars which now belong, to the 
Vessel! the Good Hope of John Smith murdered. As to the Contents of the rest of' 
the said Paper, we referr them till our Agent his arrivall. 



This day the Councell gave the Customary N"ew years Gifts of Scarlet, and 
Broad cloth to Cassia Verona &c a - Partners the Companyes Principall Merchants, the 
PSdda Naigue, Chautry Braminah, and Lynguist. 

Two Letters of this date, one to the Chief, and Councell at MetchLepatam, and 
one to the Chief and Councell of Madapollum were read and passed. 

Joseph Hynmers. 
Jn 0, Bridge k. 
Timothy Wilkes. 

To the Wobp l1 Joseph Hynmees Esa R * 
Deputy Governour &c a Councell. 

Worpp 11 Gentlemen. 

Pa P er° f th6 ^ e are daily "* expectation of an answer to a Declaration given by us already 

delivered in, about the murthering of M r - John Smith, and also of our seizing the Ketch Good 

by d ciement Hope, in which the murder was done in. And also the Person named George 

Jordan, John Johnson we were bringing him hither to this Piaoe in Irons for Justice, according 

John Hart ^° oul ' English Laws, but Gods Judgment Lay upon him, and He dyed the Eighteenth 

day of December, three dayes before our arrivall, miserably eaten up with the Pox, 

therefore we entreat of your Worp : & Councell, for to putt to a Period, and give us 

what Justice (as we are the King of England's Subjects) that is our due, and belongs 

to us in this Circumspect. 

Wee are now at great Charges which we cannot prevent untill that you please 
to call, and examine all the Laskars, which belongs now to the Vessel!, which will 
be much better satisfaction to your Worp : and Councell of their confirming what 
Descriptions we have already given about the said M r * John Smith, and his s d ' Ketch, 
which is the Subject of what offers from them, who are his Ma ties most ffaithfull 
Subjects, and 

Your Worps. &c a Councells 



Dated in Port S t- George the 
30. of December. 1679. 



very humble Servants 

Clement Jordan. 
John Bugden. 
John Hart. 



MUNDAY 
THE 5. 



Clement 
Jordan, John 
Bngden, & 
John Hart 
their Aoott : 
of ExpenoeB 
on the Good 
Hope of Mr 
John Smith, 
read 



At a Consultation 

Present 

M K - Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour 

M K- John Bridger M k - Timothy Wilkes. 

This day was read in Consultation an Acco" : of Kxpences, which Clement 

Jordan, John Bngden, & John Hart have signed, and say that they have disbursed 

on the Ship Good Hope of John Smith murdered, Amounting to Royalls of Eight. 

1334! : The Counsell understands not, that John Smith his Estate is Lyable to the 

said extravagant Expence, but on the Contrary, that the 1161^ Royalls of Eight 

found in the said Vessell, w ' 1 * they have acknowledged under their hands, ought to 

have been reserved by them in specie, and the said Vessell to have been sold for the 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 16U. rp . TH -. 

j- 5 TH.j 

most she would have yeelded, and brought to the Credit of John Smith deceased, 
and by them in the Vessell belonging to M r - Edmond Bugden to have been trans- 
ported for the Coast, or Bay, and there to be surrendred up to the Hono ble : Com- 
panys' Factors, but it appeares on the contrary, that to avoyd 6 : or 7 : months f or deoision 
Expence, upon M 1 '- Bugdens Ship, which they sould in Quedah, they have un- th f ereof dt 
warrantably brought all the Charges on M r - Smiths Vessell, the farther Decission argent:* 
here of is to be referred to the Agent & Councells consideration. S^deration 

The Hono ble : Companys Warehouses, being all full with Callicoes &c a - Goods, a. Warehouse 
It is ordered that an other Warehouse be taken to receive the Remaining Callicoes, taken" 11 10 be 
which are dayly embaling. 

Joseph Hynmers. 

Jn°- Bridger. 

Timothy Wilkes. 

At a Consultation 
Present 

M*- Joseph Hynmers Deputy Governour Thursday 

M E - John Bridger M Ri Timothy Wilkes. the g TH . 

The Warehousekeeper M r - John Bridger his day Booke of Acco tts : for Goods Warehouse- 
received and delivered in the moneth of December, was read and passed. A e 3 t r s 8 . 

for December 
read & 
passed. 

The Customer, M r - Timothy Wilkes his Bookes of Acco" 8 : for the moneth of Customer 
December were read and passed as followeth jgjjjj of ^ 

The Acco": of Petty Land Customes Am u to Pag 08 : 81: 03: 4 J^TST 

The Acco 4 * : of Come for Toll in the Paddy 

Banksall 
The Companys part of the Weighers Duty 
Por Registring Houses, Slaves &c a - 
The Acco* : of Sea and Land Customes Amount 
to 



0: 


20: 


2 


read and 
passed. 


3: 


08: 


4 




12: 


23: 








66: 06: 4 



113: 26: 2 



Received in part for one years Rent for the 
Farme of Licences to utter Liquors by Retaile, 
the whole being Pag 08 : 205. is received 

now P 105: 00: 

Also the Register of Houses, and Slaves, and one Shippe arriving for the moneth 
of December, was read and passed. 

Also the Acco" : of Customes to be charged to Accompt of Verona & Coinp* : 
in the Generall Bookes was read and passed, 

Amounting to P. 212 : 04 : 4 as ty Perticulars in the Customers Booke at 
Large. 

Vincent Sayon Provisionall Paymaster his Booke of Expences for the moneth p roviBionall 
■of December was read and passed. 

Charges Garrison ... •• ... ••• P 

Charges Generall Fort S l - George 

Charges Dyet 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Merchandise 

Acco" : Fortifications, Repairs & New Erections. 

Pagodas. 947 : 13 : 2 

r>. fc 0. 1679-80— 18 



493: 
1S4: 
145: 


17: 
32: 
14: 


5 
2 

4 


Payror'i j 
Booke of 
Expences for 
Deoember, 
read k 
passed. 


13: 


13: 


3 




47 : 


22: 


3 




62: 


20: 


3 





70 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[8th.] 

Cash 
remaining. 

An Abstract 
from ye 
Warehouse- 
keepers 
Bookes of 
Calliooes 
reed- to 31 
Deoember 



Amount of 
the Revenue* 
of the Town 
for ye yeare 
past. 



by Custome 
booke Pa : 
3J30 : 31 : 
4; noe more. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, JANUARY 16£f. 

The Ballance of the Acco" : of Cash resting in the Iron Chest the 31 December 
Last is Pagodas. 44248: 04: 1 

Note that by an Abstract taken from the Warehousekeepers Bookes, there 
appeares to be received the Last of December the following Bales Callicoes viz*. 

Bales Pagodas fia : Ca : 

22950 pes Longcloth ordinary ...765 Amount to 29424: 13 



5430 pes Longcloth ffine ...181 

5880 pes Longcloth Blew ...196 

9980 : pes Longcloth Brown ... 499 

36160 : pes Sallampores ordinary ... 452 
1120. pes Moorees super fine ... 7 

8000. pes Moorees nine 50 

3600. pels Betteelaes 40. cov ds - ... 45 
3280 pes Betteelaes 50. coveds „. 41 
2240 pes Neckcloths of 16 in a pee 

white striped 14 

Bales 2250. 
Besides Charges of whitening & packing 



10991 : 09 : 
'„ 9040 : 18 ; 

15108: 27: 
„ 20846 : 00 : 

„ 2100: 00: 

„ 74S8: 00: 

„ 7140 : 00 : 

„ 6560 : 00 : 

„ 2240 : 00 : 

Pag 08 : 108938 : 31 : 3 



The whole Amount of the Revenues of th 
31. December 1679. is as followeth. 

The Acco" : of Pettie land Cnstomes Am 4 - to 
The Aeco tt : of Come for Toll in the Paddy 

Banksall •••. . "• '" 

The Companys part of the Weighers Duty ... 

For Registring Houses and Slaves 

The Acco"- of Sea and Land Customes 

For Rent of 6 Gardens ... ■■■ ••• 

The Farme of Licences for selling Liquors 

rented for P. 205. ty @ m : received 



Towne for the yeare past ending the 
Pag '- 567 : 04 : 1 



19 

37 
90: 

3278 : 
5 



i05 : 00 : 



Short entered 
by them as 
apeared 
upon Exami- 
nation Pa : 
965 : 19 : : 
wclr is since 
oharged. 

Freight upon 
ye : Europe 
ships— 
To ye : 
Bay Pa : 
236 : 15 :0 : 
From ye : 
Bay Kupr 

The Am* : 
of the 

Expenoes of 
the Town for 
the yeare 
past. 



By the Customers Bookes Pag os : 4203 : 06 : 
Verona & Company their Cnstomes charged 

upon Goods from <^ m0 : February Last to 

31. December 1679. charged in the 

Hono ble • Comp a3 : General! Bookes 
The Accompt of the Mintage Dutyes vtf 

ffor the Hono b,e : Companys Gold P 1ZOZ : Id 

ffor Perticular Gold P V20 : 05 

ffor Copper Cash . ** : ;0 



1351: 32: 2 



" 1945 : 01 : 1 

Totall Pagodas. 7500 : 03 : 3 

The whole Amount of the Fxpences of this Towne for the yeare past, ending 
the 31 December 1679. is as followeth 



Charges Garrison 

Charges Generall For t S< ■ Geor ge 

Charges Dyet 

Charges Cattle .. . 

Charges Merchandise ••• •• 

Ace* : Fortifications, Repairs & new Erections 



Pag 03 : 



6549 : 

2131 

159B 

193 

824 

956: 



By the Paymasters Bookes Pag- 12250 : 04 : 1 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 71 



-FORT 8*- GEORGE, JANUARY 16 



n- [8th.] 

Besides the charges of Sallarys, Presents, Wines, Arraek, Corne, Powder and 
Stores &c a - and the Pag os - 1200. paid the King for his halfe part of the Eevenue. 
Ships & vessells Imported this yeare ... 37 : 

is to Ships and Vessells this yeare. 22 : Joskph Hynmees. 

to Men this yeare ...... 24 : 

Christenings this yeare ... ... 7 : Jn 0, Bridger. 

Marryages this yeare ... ... ... 15: 

Buryalls this yeare ... ... ... io : Timothy Wilkes. 

This day received a Generall letter from the Agent, & Councell in Hugly, dated 8 

the 8. December, with the Ballance of their Bookes, and that Factory's Acc u : Currant fro^Hugiy. 
Fort S 4, George. 

Also received a Letter from Metehlepatam dated 31. December. a Letter 

from 
Metehle- 
patam. 

Two Generall letters of this date, one to the Agent &c a- Councell, and an other * k e " e n r t t(> 
to M r Christopher Hatton & Councell, were read, approved of by the Councell, & sent &ea. 
for Metehlepatam. a2$£* 

Metehlepm: 

Beceived a Generall from Metehlepatam, Dated the 3 d Currant with their Diary, 12 

Consultations, and Acco" : Cash for the moneth of December, and A List of the fro^Metohie- 
Hono ble : Companys Servants, and Freemen, in Metehlepatam, but their Stewards patamwth: 
Ace" : for December was not therew th : sent. conauuSwM 

fco»- 

At a Consultation Monday 

THE 12. 

Present 

M E - Joseph Hynmees Deputy Goveenour 
M* : John Bridger M E - Timothy Wilkes. 
The Journall of the Generall Bookes of Accompts, kept by M r - Joseph The Joumaii 
Hynmers for the moneth of December was read and passed. And the Councell Generall 
finding no other business presenting, withdrew Booke«, 

Joseph Hynmees. p»«?ed. 

Jn°- Bridgee, 
Timothy Wilkes. 
The Councell met, but no Business presented. Thursday 

THE 15. 



17 

A Letter 
from the 



Received a Generall from the Eight Worpp 11 - the Agent & M r - Richard Mohun, 
dated the 7. Instant on board the Golden Fleece off of Narsipore River. A«mt* 

Mr Mohun 

Also Received a Generall from Madapollum dated the 6. Currant, 
Diary, Consultations, Ace" : Cash, & Stewards Ace" : for the moneth of December. P olIu 

The Councell met, but noe business presented. Munday 

' r the 19. 

This day the Councell mett, but no business presented, only they approved, and Thursday 
passed two Letters of this date writt to the Chiefe ; and Councell of Metehlepatam, the 22. 
and to the Chief and Councell of Madapollum. MrtdUe'm - 

A Letter to 
Madapollam. 

This Evening about Sunset arrived in this Road the Shipps Golden Fleece and 25 
the George, on the first is our Agent and Governour. for which God be praysed. arrive?™' 

And now this Booke is ordered to conclude. !uJeoe J ° ld9n 

The Georg* 



72 



Records of Fort St. George. 



5 TH- 

Afcstraot of 
the Tnnnage 
laden upon 
the ships 
from the ffort 
Metchlepitam 
»nd the Bay. 



[FORT ST- GEORGE, FEBRUARY 16$$.] 

An A ceo" : and Abstract of the Tonnage and cost of the Goods laden upon the 
Ships for England from the Fort, Metohlepatam, Madapollara and the Bav Anno 
i679. 



At the Fort Viz* : 

Long cloth Ordinary 
Long cloth fine 
Long cloth browne . . 
Long cloth blew 
Salampores Ordinary 
Moorees fine. 
Beteelaes of 

coveds 
Beteelaes of 

coveds. 
Neckclothes fine 



40: 
50 V 



Bales 


Peeees : 


953 


28600 


222 


6660 


494 


9880 


200 


6000 


522 


41760 


63 


10080 


79 


6320 



ty : ton 


tons : O 


: Pagodas 


. fa 


at i60 


178: 14 


4ii84 


±6 


at HiO 


41: 12 


15010 


11 


at 160 


61: 15 


14003 


05 


at 160 


37: 10 


10090 


35- 


at 400 


104: 8 


26933 


00- 


at 800 


12: 12 


12361 : 


08 


at 400 


15: 16 


134 B : 


22 



60: 
20: 



4800 



Neckclothes Ordinary. 
Gold Musters 



3200: 
neeke' 
15: 36800: 



at 600 : 05 : 06 
at 9600 : 3:16: 



10385 : 
3478: 



Bales ... 2629: 
Fort St : George— 

ffactory charges 4 :") 

T : & ■ ! 

Garrison & port f 

charges 2: ^ Q.enl: J 
Fort S* George Gar- 

rison and Port 

charges at 2 : ^ 

Ot : on Bengale : 

Madapollam & 

Metchlep a : Invoi- 



'I'ous 



iucluded in the abovesaid sume 



i086 : i5 : 1 
43: 00: 



473 : 09 : 148056 : 35 : 













Pago» : 


154019 


10 


: 2 




t Metchlep a Vizt : 










Saile cloth 


247: 


9880 


at 


400 


24: i4: 


6225: 


12: 


1: 


Dungarees 


3i: 


3100: 


at 


600 


05: 3: 


i050: 


i2: 


5 




Salampores 


4i: 


6i50 


at 


400 


i5: 7: 


8024: 


i4: 







Percollaes 


2i: 


6300 


at 


800 


7: 18: 


3831 : 


07: 


4 




Allejaes 


38: 


3800 


at 


400 


9 : i0 : 


3353: 


i0: 


4 




Saderunches 


i4: 


i400 


at 


400 


3: i0: 


i2i6 : 


i3: 


i 




Colla way poos 


i7: 


i700 


at 


400 


4: 5: 


±985: 


19: 


4 




Saserguntees 


ii: 


1100 


at 


400 


2: i5: 


1254: 


07: 







Romalls 


100: 


200(10 


at 


800 


25 : 00 : 


23974 : 


05: 





Oringall Beteelaes ... 


4i: 


8200 


at 


400 


i5 : i0 : 


8*46: 


28: 





Izzarees 


7: 


1300 


at 


400 


3: 5: 


i562: 


iO: 


i: 


Golcondah Beteelaes. 


3: 


i005 


at 


400 


2: i0. 


338i: 


0i: 


2: 


Musters 


i: 


26 








25: 


34: 


4: 


At Metohlep a : Bales. 


572 






Tons 


ii9: 07: 


64730 


32: 


~¥: 


Metchlep* : ffactory 


















Charges at 6 : $ 


















Qen% is included in 


















the above said 


















sume 


















F"ort S* : George 


















Garrison and Port 


















Charges at 2f : 


















Qenl : on said sume 


















is ... 












1294: 


22: 


1: 





Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



73 



-\FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 16f£.] 



[5th.] 



Bales : Peeces 



At Madapollam viz' : 
Long cloth Ordinary. 
Long cloth fine 
SalamporeB fine 
Salainpores Ordin ry - 
Percollaes ... 
Ginghams white 
Dungarees Browne... 
Izzarees 

Ginghams browne ... 
Sorts 
Musters 

At Madapollam B as : 

Madapollam ffaotory 

charges at 6 : & : 

0enl is included 

in the above said 



806 


24180 : at 


160 


151 


02: 


31746 


12 


I 


25 


1000: at 


160 


6 


05: 


3400 


11 


1 


20 


3000 : at 


400 


7 


10: 


44:16 


29 


5: 


100 


10000 : at 


400 


25 


00: 


7153 


05 





10 


3000: at 


800 


3 


15: 


2156 


08 


4: 


125 


3125 : at 


400 


7 


16: 


4358 


09 





17 


1700: at 


600 


2 


16: 


589 


24 


4 


3 


600 : at 


400 


1 


10: 


725 


13 


2 


5 


100: at 


400 


_ 


: 


137 


18 





2 


270: at 


600 


- 


9 : 


231 


08 


1: 


1 


19: ... 






29 


09 


1 


iii4 




Tons 


206: 


8: 


54964 


5 


i: 



sume 


















<t 


Fort S* : George 




















Garrison and Port 




















charges at 2 : ffl : 
0ent on said sume 






































isPag 03 : 














i099: 


i0: 


1 




Balea : 


Peeoes : 


?: 


ton: 


tons : 


e : 


Bupees : 


an : 


Pi 


.t Bengale Viz* : 




















Saltpetre 


7343: 




at 15 i 


: 489 


11 


57096 : 


10: 





Mullmulls 


131: 


15324 


at 


400 


: 38 


5 


: ii23i9: 


0i: 


11 


Bomalls 


94: 


14027 


at 


800 


i7 


io 


68488 : 


0i: 


6 


Raw Silke 


64i: 




at7:B a 


9i 


i2 


186338 : 


il: 


6 


Taffaties 


H4: 


i8232 


at 


800 


: 22 


i6 


: 8i3i2 : 


i0: 





Taffaties Raw 


6: 


i887 


at 


800 


2 


07 


: 6i30: 


04: 





Nillaes 


100: 


ioooo 


at 


800 


i2 


io 


345i6 : 


0i: 


9 


Ginghams ... 


97: 


9709 


at 


600 


i6 


03 


25509 : 


09: 





Sannees 


8i: 


95i9 

Mde: 

576 


at 


400 


23 


19 


29646: 


0i: 


4 


Sticklack 


288: 


at 


24 


- 24 


CO 


i6i7: 


06: 





Tanjeebs 


44: 


3702 : 


at 


400 


9: 


4 


36644 : 


00: 





Mohobut Bannies ... 


5: 


998: 


at 


800 


i: 


5 


2234: 


07: 





Cherconaes ... 


8: 


i774: 


at 


800 


2: 


4 


5755: 


i0: 





Elatches 


7: 


i540 


at 


800 


i: 


is 


7926: 


i0: 


6 


Gurburrees ... 


2: 


389 


at 


800 


00 


09 


8i3: 


10: 





Allibannees 


2: 


200 


at 


600 


00 


06 


660: 


04: 


6 


Rasters 


3: 


[390 • 
1438 


]at 


800 


00: 


io 


2395: 


i2: 





Atlasses 


ii: 


at 


600 


02: 


07 


i0172: 


i0: 





Musters of Druggs... 


2: 










04 


U8: 


0i: 





Chundemy ... 


i: 


358 


at 


400 




is- 


2788: 


i0: 





Nehallewars 




7 








01 : 


20: 


i0: 





Soozeys 


1: 


197 


at 


400 


00 


io 


752: 


i2: 





Succurchinnaes 


i: 


242: 


at 


400 




12- 


i684 : 


5: 





Seerbunds ... 


4: 


806 


at 


400 


2: 


00 


3587: 


09: 


5: 


Hummums ... 


H: 


i2i8 


at 


400 


3: 


oi 


10856: 


15: 


0: 


Addaties 


2: 


408: 


at 


400 


i: 


00 


2i04: 


00: 


0: 


Sundry sorts cloth ... 


3: 


544: 


at 


400 


i: 


07 


220i: 


04: 





Cossaes 


9: 


870: 


at 


400 


2: 


03 


9390 : 


09: 


9 


Seersuckers . 




198: 


at 


400 




io 


i389: 


ii: 





Ballabunds ... 


1 : 


2283: 








io 


i697: 


13: 





Vitnbers 


2: 


i05i: 


at 


800 


of 


05 


23[...]: 


[3: 


6] 


Shazaddees ... 


i: 


84: 


at 


800 


00: 


02 


883: 


13: 


3 


Jelolyes 


i: 


57: 


at 


400 


00: 


03 


567: 


07: 


2 


Rehmgs 


3: 


317: 


at 


400 


oo- 


i6 


3i53: 


06: 


6 


Dodaminees '... 




41: 


at 


4«>0 


00: 


02 


2i5: 


i2: 


6 


Patterns of Cassum- 




















baz r : 


2: 


















At the Bay Bales 902i : 






Tons 


774: 


00: 


7i3407 : 


i2: 


1 



d. & c. 1679-80—19 



T4 



Records of Fort Si. George. 



[5«.] 



-[FORT S T - GEORGE, FEBRUARY 16ft.]- 



The charges are calculated Vizt : 
Hugly ffactory at 10 : #* 9en£ 
Cassumbazar ffactory from 2 : to 

i4: #" 9en? 

Dacca ffactory at 12 & : Qenl 
Ballasore ffactory at 8 : ffi 0en?: 
Durbar and Port Charges on th€ 
whole at 5 : <^ Qenl : 

Fort S* : George Garrison and. Port 
charges 2 : ffl 0en? is 



Rupees : 



all included in the summes above. 



14273 : 10 : 



Parolls : 


tons : e° : Pagodae : fa : 


Ca : 






At the ffort laden . . . 2629 : 
At Metcblepatam ... _ 572 : 
At Madapollam . . . 1114 : 
At Bengale ... ... 902i : 


473: 09: 154019: i0 : 
ii9 : 07 : 64730 : 32 : 
206 : 08 : 54964 : 05 : 
774 : 00 . i7835i : 33 : 


2: 
2: 
i: 
5: 






Sent home . . . Parcells. . . i3336 : 
Received out ... Tons.... 


1573 : 04 : 452066 : 09 : 
i635f: 


4: at £203429: 
Stock £209949 : 


i6: 
07: 


5 

3 


Returned Sbort . . . Tons 


62: 


& £:...6519: 


i0: 


io 


Bales: 


Tons : e° : Pagodas : fa : Ca : 


Cents : e° : Pagodae 


fa: 


Ca: 


By Ship Golden ffleece 










At y e : Bay 204549 : i2|. 2846 : 
Ai Madapollam ... 559: 
At Metchlepatam . . . 3i0 : 
At ffort S* : George ... 744 : 


239 : 19 : 52160 : 7:1: 

i03 : i5 : 28478 : 3:2: 

69 : 06 : 38284 : 33 : 5 : 

131 : i3 : 422i4 : 3i : 1 : 


544 : i3 : 161138 


03 




Bales ... 4459 : 




3: 


By ship Success 










At y e : Bay 353641 : lOf . 3092 : 
At ffort S*: George ... 1034: 


294 : 18 : 90179 : 30 : 4 : 
187 : 05 : 55599 : 35 : 2 : 


482 : 3 : 145779 


:30 




Bales ... 4i26 : 




:0 


By ship George 










At y e : Bay 155216 : i4. 3083 
At Madapollam ... 555 
At Metoblepatam ... 262 
At Fort 8* : George ... 85i 


239: 03: 39580: 11 : : 

i02 : i3 : 27585 : 12 : - 

50 : 01 : 27740 : 20 : 4 

i54 : H : 50242 : 4 : 3 


546 : 8 : l45i48 


:i2 




Bales ... 4751 


: Tons 

... £ :45673: i3 : 5 : 
: 2 £ 69308 : i3 : 7 : 
£ 

ved £ 59104: 05: 9 
: 3 : £ 53862 : 15 : 4 : 


:1 


Totall Bales ... i3336 


i573: 4: 452066 


:09 


:4: 


Tbe ffort Received... ... 

Returned Pago 8 : 1540i9 : i0 
Fort returned overplus 


23635 : 00 : 2 : 






Metchlep a : & Madapollam reoei 
Returned Pag 08 : U9695 : 0i 






Returned short ... 
Tbe Bay received ... 

Returned Rup 8 : 713407 : i2 


£ 

... £ 105i71: 08: 1: 
1 : £ 80258 : 07 : 6 : 


: 524i : i0 : 5 






Returned sbort ... 


£ 

3ay returned short ... £ 


249i3 : 00 : 7 






Motehlep a : Madapollam & the '. 


30i54 : U : - 





Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



75 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 16 Jf. 

From England 3 : ships Tons 1635£ : stock npon them 
Viz* : 

Ship Golden ffleece let for 
torn 



Ship Success 
Ship George 



580 : deduct 17 
525 : deduct 15| 
580: deduct 17 



563; 
509i 
563: 



In all Tons 1685 



T e : Comp a : 
obliged for 1635± : 



Cargo : out 



Cargo : out 



The stock sent by the Hono ble : Comp a : 

In Bullion ... ' £ 202i70 

In Goods ... £ 7778: 



10: 
5: 



£ 


72379 


14 


2: 


£ 


65651 


14 


1: 


£ 


71917 


19- 






£ 209949: 07 



£ 209949 : 07 : 3 : 



[5th.] 



The Bullion 'ordered by the Hono ble 

For the Fort 

For Metchlep a : and Madapollam 
For the Bay 



Comp a 



£ 67170: i9: 10: 
£ 35000 : 00 : 00 : 
£ i00000 : 00 : - 
£ 203i70 i9: 10: 



The Stock disposed of by the Agent and Councell. 
For the Fort 

In Bullion £ 43176 : 04 

In Goods £ 2497: 08 



For Metchlepa : & Madapoll : 
In Bullion 
In Goods 

For the Bay 
In Bullion 
In Goods 



£ 58505: 03; 
£ 599: 02: 



£ 100489 : 11 : 6 
£ 468i : 16 : 7 



45673 : 13 : 5 : 



59104 : 5:9 



105171 : 8 : 1 



£ 209949 : 7: 3: 

To whomsoever Subjects to his Majesty of Great Britain &c a : and to all others 
whome these presents may coneerne the Agent of the Coast of Chormandell and 
the Bay of Bengale Governour of Fort S l : George Madraspatnam and the 
Councell send Greeting. 



"Whereas the belonging to whereof master is y« ,0,me of 

bound upon a tradeing voyage. By virtue of the power derived unto us from the giyento 
Kings Majestys Royall Charter granted to the Hono ble : the Governour and Comp 1 ' : veTeni. d 
of Marchants of London tradeing into the East Indies, we doe require and command 
all Persons within or belonging unto this Agency under our jurisdiction, and we dge 
desire and intreat all Persons in other parts of India that are subjects to his Majesty 
our Soveraigne Lord the King, and all our friends and Allys to suffer the said 
to Pass with her Company, Passengers, goods and Merchandize without 
any let, hinderance, Seizure or molestation, provided all the Kings Majestys Subjects 
in the said have a Pass as Inhabitants under the government of the 

Hono 1,le : English East India Company at the Island of Bombay or the Towne 
of Madraspatnam, this Pass to continue in force for one yeare, given under our 
hands and the Seale of the Hono ble : Comp a : in. ffort S* : George Madraspatnam the 
day of. 

S : M r : 
J : H 
J : B 
T: W 
E: M. 



76 



Records of Fort St. George, 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, 



Kegietei of A Kegister of 

53hf*" George Madraspatnam 
TeeseL. February y« : 4 th : 



May 


the 6 th 




20 


June 


■the 4 




i2 


July 1 


,hei4 



given by the Agent Governour and Councell of Fort 8*: 
to Ships and Vessells for the yeare 1679 : 
A Ship named Recovery belonging to this plaee, the Master 

John Cropley, hound from this place to Persia. 
A Ship named Speedwell belonging to Surratt, the Master 
Thomas Pitt, bound from this place to Persia. 
12 : A Boat named Antravade belonging to this place, y e : Tandell 
Singana bound from this place to Metehlep* : & Mada- 
pollam. 

27 : A Ship named Apearance belouging to this place, the Master 
Edward Greenhill bound from this place to Bengale. 

: A Sloope named Carolina belonging to this place, Y e : Tandell 

Mutell bound from this place to [lacuna in the original!. 
: A Ship named S' : Michaell belonging to Manilha the Coman- 

der John Domingos Armenian bound to Manilha. 
: A Ship named Trevitore belonging to this place the Com- 
mander ffrancisco Cornera bound from this place to 
Manilha. 
: A Ship named Tandore belonging to this place, the Com- 
mander Thomas Perez bound from this place to Manilha. 
A Boate named Ramanadha belonging to this place, the 
Tandell Persham, at Eamanacoda bound to this place. 
15 : A Boate named Sanjeveraia belonging to this place the 
Tandell Attande bound from this place to Gingerlee. 

A Boate named Comora belonging to this place, the Tandell 

Ibrahim bound from this place to Gingerlee. 

22 : A Ship named Cundore belonging to this place, the Master 

Charles Metcalfe bound from this place to Atchin & 

Quedah. 

Novemb r : 3 d : A Ship named Recovery belonging to this plaee, the Master 

Thomas Pitt bound from Hugly to [lacuna in the originat\. 

Deoemb r : 13 : A Ship named Pearle belonging to this place, the Master 

John Halle well bound from Hugly to Bantam. 
January 1 1 th : A Ship named Bona Ventura belonging to this place, y e : 
Master Arthur Seymor, bound from Madapollam to Pegu. 
August 7 th : A Ship named Elihu belonging to this place, Nbccada 
Ibrahim Ckaun bound from this place to Atchin. 
9 : A Ship named Supply belonging to this place, the Master 
Austin Heardt bound from this plaee to Atchin. 
14 : A Vessell called Vadevotemay belonging to this plaee, y e 
Taudell Mutacitti bound from this place to Conadi 
Pundebaru. 

28 : A ship named Gopaulasuare belonging to this place, y e : 

Noccada Peru Ckaun, bound from this place to Arracan. 
January 17 : A Vessell named Chaiupaon belonging to this place, y e : 
Master ffrancisco de Rosario, bound from this place to 
Jafnapatam. 
22 : A Vessell named Vauduwoodoty belonging to this place, y e : 

Tandell Ramah, bound from this place to Jafnapatam. 
— A Vessell named Comorah belonging to this place, the Tandell 
Attande, bound from this place to Yampan. 



22 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



FORT SF GEORGE, 



i*^4. 



To all Presidents, Agents, Govern™ : Deputy Govern 1 ' 3 : Chiefs and their Respective 
Couneells for affairs of the English .Nation in East India: The Agent of the 
Coast of Chormandell and the Bay of Bengale, Governour of Fort 8* : George 
Madrasspatnara and the Councell send greeting. 

Whereas A.B : Inhabitant of the Towne of Madrasspatnam under the Govern- 
ment of the Hono ble : English East India Company hath requested this our Pass and 
License to trade in the parts of India according to the libertys granted by the said 
Hono ble : Comp a : we considering the reasonableness of such his request have grati- 
fied him therein, intreating and desireing the Hono ble : Right Worp 11 : and Worp 11 : 
the Presid ts : Agents, Govern rs : Deputy Govern 1 ' 8 : Chiefs and their Respective 
Couneells in other parts of India, chargeing and requireing the Worpll : the Chiefs 
and their Respective Couneells, & all others his Majestys Subjects within, under or 
belonging unto this Agency to countenance, protect, further and assist the said 
A : B : in all such his traffique, trade and dealing allowed of by the Hono ble : Com- 
pany, as he shall exercise, practice and doe in all places where he shall come as if 
the said A : B were actually in the said Hono ble : Comp as : Service, he conformeing 
himselfe in all things to the orders and Rules of the said Hono ble : Comp a : provided 
that this our Pass be of validity being for the terme of one yeare from the date 
hereof and noe longer, Dated in ffort 8* : George Madrasspatnam the day of. 

S: M r : 
J: H 
J: B 
T: W 
R: M 



ye : forme of 
ye : PasB 
given to Men 
as Inhabi- 
tants. 



A Register of Passes given by the Agent Governour & Councell of Port S 4 
George Madraspatnam to Men as Inhabitants of this Towne for the yeare 1679 : 

February y e : 4 th : To John Cropley, Phineas Bruster, Ant : Wells, Andrew 

Gill. 
To David story. 
To Thomas Pitt, John Abernathy, William Camell, Andrew 

Ramsden, Edward Williams, John Willsou, Peter 

Robinson. 
21 : To Vincent Safery. 
To WiUiam How. 
To Edward Greenhill. 
To William Harrison. 
To Philip JSToden, 
To Arthur Seymor 
To Peter Large 
To William Brooke 
To Richard Harbin, John Young, Edward Lewis, Alexander 

Buchanan, Thomas Callaway, Ralph ffenwick, Jn° : 

Turnor, Clause, Paul Turnor. 

To Robert Clarke 

To Robert ffreeman, Charles Metcalfe, Richard Abraham, 
William Taylor, Francis Bett. 

To Nathaniell Cholmley and Thomas Heath. 
To George Vriell. 

D. & c. 1679-80—20 



Register of 
Passes given 



24 

Aprill the 5 th 

7 

11 

May the 6 

22 

23 



June the 4 
July the 2 '2 

August the l 8t 



78 Records of Fort St. George. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, . . . Mff 

Decemb r : i3 : To Edmund Bugden. 
To Martin Brian. 
To Darnell Roberts. 
To George Scott. 
To John Hallewell. 
To Richard Moseley. 
To Zepheniah Hilton. 
October 10 : To John Callender, Henry White, Joseph Hiller, Joha 
Humphry, Peter Rowland, Edward. Kichfield. 



ye : forme of Know all Men by these presents that I of Fort S* : George Madrass- 

yo. Bonds patnam am held & firmly bound unto the Governour and Comp a : of 

tooome y & live Marchants of London tradeing into East India and to their Successors in the some of 
imte^nd^r two nun d re d Pag os : new of Madrasspatnam aforesaid to be paid to Streynsham Master 
the HonoWe : Esq r : Agent Governour and Councell of ffort S* : George aforesaid and to their 
Government Successors, to the which payment well and truly to be made and done, I bind myself e, 

my Heires, Executors and Administrators firmely by these presents, Sealed with my 

Seale Dated, the day of 

and in the yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles 

the Second by the grace of God King over England &c a : 

Whereas The above bound is by the grace of God, and with leave from 

the Worp" : Streynsham Master Esq r : Agent and Govern 1 : of Fort S* : George 
aforesaid &c a : Councell intended on a Voyage to and from thence (if he shall 

think fit) to any other Port of India, and hath promised after his returne from his 
said intended voyage or voyages to bring his Wife from and dwell in the 

Towne of Madrassp a : aforesaid as an Inhabitant thereof. Now the Condition of this 
obligation is such that if the said shall after his returne of his said voyage 

or voyages and before the one of next comeing bring his Wife from to 

dwell and Inhabit in the said Towne of Madrass as an Inhabitant thereof according to 
his promise above written, that then this obligation is to be void and of none effect or 
else to stand in full force and virtue. 
Sealed and delivered iu the presence of : 

A Register of the names of the Men by whom the said Bonds are given. 

167* 
February y e H d : By Thomas Pitt. 

- By David Story. 
20 : By Vincent Safery 

- By William How 
Aprill the 5 th : By William Harrison. 

] 1 th : By Arthur Seymor 
12 : By Peter Large. 
July the 4 : By James Horner 
August y e : 7 : By George Vriell 
December 13 : By Edmund Bugden 

- By Martin Brian 

- By Daniell Roberts 

- By George Scott 

- By John Hallewell. 

- By Zepheniah Hilton 
24 : By James Havvkes. 

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■FORT ST. GEORGE. ... 164 



■OAP*:A:B: the forme .f 

You are to receive C : D : aboard your ship as a Passenger for England and his Passage™ 
Necessarys upon the Hono ble : Comp as : Acco** : giving him the accomodation of the £^^ e . 
Great Cabbin and Tonns of goods upon the Comp as : tonnage. aooott : 

Hugly December 15 th : 1679 : 

Your loving friends 

Streynsham Master. 
Matthias Vincent. 
Richard Mohun. 
To Cap* : Nehemiah Earning. 

For M 1 ' : Edward Eeade himselfe and two tonns of goods. 

Alsoe his Wife a Child and 4 : Servants, he paying their passage, and four tonns 
of goods upon the Owners and yo r : tonage. 

Cap 1 : A : B : 

You may receive ton of goods of C : D : upon Acco" : of the Owners and I 6 . '■ form f of 
_ your tonnage for England. g0 ode to be 

laden on the 
ehips ton- 

Your loving friends nage ' 

Ballasore Steeynsham Master. 

Decemb r : 25 th : 1679. Richard Mohun. 

To Cap 1 : Nehemiah Earning. 

ffor one ton of goods of M 1 ' : Edward Reades. 
To Cap*: John North. 

ffor two thirds of a ton of goods of M 1 : Edward Reades. 
To Cap 1 : Kobert Cowley. 

ffor two tons of goods of M r : Edward Reades. 
ffort 8* : George Feb : 3 d : 16™. 
To Cap* : John North. 

ffor rieaven bales of goods of M 1 ' : Edward Reades. 
To Cap 4 : Robert Cowley. 

ffor six bales of goods of M r : Edward Reades. 

Cap 1 : A: B: 

You are to receive aboard your Ship C. D. bales of goods to Ye forme of 

be delivered at the Coast for which the ffreight is paid into the Hono ble : Companys g^fon' 

"Cash. freight in the 

Country. 

Your loving friend 
Ballasore 
Decemb r : 23 d : i679 : Streynsham Master. 

To Cap* : Nehemiah Earning. 

ffor three hundred forty nine bales of Sugar. 
"To Cap* : John North. 

ffor one thousand five-hundred Bales of Sugar. 



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FORT ST- GEORGE, . . . 16|f 

Cap 1 : A : B : 



Your are to receive C : D : aboard your ship as a Passenger for England he 

Your loving friends. 



To: forme of 

orders for paying for his passage 

Passengers 
that pay their 
oiroi passage. 



To Cap' : Nehemiah Earning. 

For Thomas Radclife. 
To Cap 1 : Eobert Cowley 

For Richard Hynmers son of M r Joseph Hynmers and his Servant. 

Cap 1 : Nehemiah Earning. 

You are to receive on board your Ship the George 6 : Chests of Silkes and Stuffs 
marked and nombred as ^ : Margent, to carry for England upon the Hono ble : 
Companys tonnage allowed to myselfe. 

Your loving friend 

Ballasore Decenib r : 23 rd : i679 : Strethsham Master. 

Cap 1 : John North. 

You are to receive aboard your ship the Golden Fleece 5 : Bales and i : Chest 
marked as ^ : Margent N° : 3: 8: 9: 10: 11: 12: [to] carry for England upon 
the Hono bIe : Companys tonnage allowed to myselfe, alsoe ii : Bales Arunde SM : 
and 41 : Bales Cotch L : to be landed at the Coast upon the Tonnage allowed me 
freight free by the Hono ble : Company. 

Your loving friend 
Ballasore December 23 d : 1679. Streynsham Master. 

Cap t : John North. 

You are to receive on board your Ship the Golden ffleece all the Persons 
hereunder mentioned with their lumber and Necessary s who are to take their passage 
upon you to the ffort with myselfe where I pray God arive us in safety. 

Your loving friend 
Ballasore Decemb r : 23 d : 1679: Strevnsham Master.. 

Streynsham Master Esq r : Agent and Governour. 
M r : Richard Mohun. 
M r : Richard Elliot Chaplaine. 
John Nicks Secretary. 
Richard Browne^ 
John Goddard K Writers. 
Henry OxindenJ 
William Richardson Ensigne and 
Tenn Soldyers. 
Henry Malory Chyrurgeon. 
Thomas Lane Agents Servant. 
Peter Ashton Butler. 
Three Englishmen Runaways. 





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VO ~RT SIT. n vn Tinv 


16|f- 











z 1 yjxxJ. o LrjQL/xtur c/j 






Servants. 












i2 : Dubasses. 












_ 9 : Pallankeen Boyes. 












i2 : Peons. 












2 : fflagg Men. 












2 : Kittesale Men. 












2 : Cookes. 












i : Chupdar. 












3 : Rundeleers. 












4 : Duty Men. 












1 : Barbar. 












2 : Arra Men. 












1 : Sueky. 












4 : Pattamars. 












6 : Slave Boyes. 












JLrivall 


Present 


Presen 






in India 


Degree 


Salary 




A List of Persons in the service of the Hono ble : 












English East India Company in ffort S* : 








1«7». 




George Madrasspatnam according to their 








A List of 




Degrees by the Rules. 








Persona in 
the Horiblo 


1: 


Streynsham Master Esq r : Agent & 
Govern 1, : came out to succeed iS r : Wil- 
liam Langhorn at 30011 : & annum 








Comp»i : 
Service. 




Salary ... ... ... July 7 th 

Joseph Hynmere Booke Keeper (Marry ed) 


i676 


i " : Coun" : 


30011 




2: 












came out 4 th : of Councell at 5011 : 












i^ ann : arived ... ... June 14 th 


1670 


2 d : Coun 11 : 


100 




3: 


John Bridger Warehousekeeper (Mar- 
ryed) came out of Councell at 4011 : 












f'ann: arived ... . Augst 21 th 


1668 


3 d : Conn" : 


70 




4: 


Tim : Wilkes Customer & Choultry 
Justice (Marry ed) came out at 3511: 












(^ann : arived ... ... Aug st : 21 th 


1668 


4 th : Coun 11 : 


50 




5- 


Rich d : Mohun (his Wife in England) 
came out Chief of Metchlep a : at 1 0011 : 












& an : arived ... June 14 th 


: 1670 


: 5 th : Coun" : 


ioo 




6 


John Nicks Secretary came out an 
Apprentice present Salary 3011 : gratui- 












ty 1011: arived :.. ... Sept r : 8 th : 


1668. 


Merch': 1679 


40 




7: 


John Davys under the Warehousekeeper 
(marryed) came out an Apprentice 












Sep': 10: 


1668 


Merch*: 1679 : 


30 




8 


Elihu Yale under the Warehousekeeper 












came out a Writer arived . . . June 23 d : 


1672: 


Factor 1677 : 


20 




9 


Vincent Sayon Provisionall Pay Master 












came out a Writer arived ... June 24 th 


1672: 


Factor 1677 : 


20 




10 


John Willcox Steward came out a Writer 












June 27 th : 


1673: 


Factor 1678 : 


20 




11 


Richard Browne under y e : A g«nt arived 












June 23 th : 


1675: 


Writer 


io 




12 


James Wheeler under y e : accomp' : 












arived June 24: 


1675: 


Writer 


io 




13 


Tim : Harrys under y e : Secret^ : arived 












July 10 th 


1675: 


Writer 


10 




14 


Richard Milton under the Secretary 












came out an Apprentice arived June 27 th 


1673: 


Writer 1678: 10 




15 


Robert Bowyer under the Sec 1 " 7 : arived 












June 23: 


1678: 


Writer 


10 




16 


John Goddard under the Secret rv arived 












July 2: 


1678: 


Writer 


io 




17 


Nathan 11 GifEord under y Customer arived 












July 2: 


1678: 

D. & 


Writer 

c. 1679-80—21 


io 





Records of Fort St. George. 



Arrival 
in India 


Present 
Degree. 


Present 
Salary. 


1678: 


Writer 


10: 


1679: 
1676: 
1479 : 


Writer 
Chapl: 
Chapl : 


'lO: 
iOO: 
iOO: 


1676: 


Chyruf* 


30: 


1678: 


Schoo M r : 


50: 



-FORT ST. GEOBQE, . . . 16M 



18 : William Eivett under the Soretary arived 

June 23 : 

19 : Henry Oxinden under the Secretary arived 

June 28-. 
Richard Portman Chaplaine arived July 7 th . 
Eichard Elliot Chaplaine arived June 28 ; 
Bazaliell Sherman Chyrurgeon (marryed) 

Augu 9t 7 th : 
Ralph Ord School Master (marryed) 
arived July 2 : 

23: 
A List of A List of Freemen living at Fort S* : George Madrasspatam January 16ff. 

SorTst 1 - 8 * William Jearsey Marryed to a Dutch Woman. 

George Nathaniell Oholmley. 

Thomas Lucas Marryed to an English Woman. 

John Stephenson Marryed to an English Woman. 

Thomas Heath. 

Eichard Monke Marryed to a Mustez. 

Phineas Brewster Marryed to a Mustez. 

Peter Large Marryed to an English Woman. 

Clement Jordan. 

John Bugdeu Marryed to a Mustez. 

John Hart. 

11 : 



Women nn- 


English Women unmarryed 


marryed. 


Catherine Barker. 




Marv Gainsford 




Marv Milton. 



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-FROM FORT ST. GEORGE TO METCHLEP-*-, MARCH 167f. 



A Memoriall of Streynsham Master Esq 1 ' : .Agent of the Coast and Bay &c . 
his Journey from Fort S' : George Madrasp a : to Metehlepatana &c* : Parts to visit 
those Factorys &e a : 

In the Evening we sett out of Madraspatani and lodged that Night at Trevitore Thursday 
where we tooke leave of the rest of the Couneell and other friends that accompanyed THE llTH - 

„ c J Trevitore 

us soe f arr on \ e : way. 

We sett forward and dined at Waloor which is halfe way between Madrass : 12 : 

and Follieat, having in our company the following Persons. Waloor 

Streynsham Master Agent 

M 1 : Timothy Wilkes 1 „ n ,. 

, fr ,,. , j Tir i f of (Jouncell 
M r : Kichard Mohun / 

M r : Eichard Portman Minister 

M r : Bezaliell Sherman Chyrurgeon 

M r : Ralph Ord School master. 

John Nicks Secretary 

Eichard Browne! Wrife 

Eobert Bowyer J 

Thomas Lott Ensigne 

6 .- Sold vers mounted and 

a Trumpeter. 

17 : Persons in the Companys Service 

M r : Nathaniell Cholmley"] 

M 1 ' : Robert Freeman I 4 Freemen that goe in our company for their 

M r : Thomas Lucas [pleasure & at their owne charge. 

M r : William Bellamy J 

The Chief People of the Towne of Waloor came to visit us and invited us 
i;o dine at their charge, and then presented us w th : 2 : Goates, a Hogg, 7 : Hens, 
spice, wood and Grass for our Horses to whome we returned a Present of 2 : knives 
and a small looking Glass, having brought with us for such occasions the following 
particulars. 

9: yards Scarlett Cloth Mile.* 

9 : yards Eedd Broad Cloth 

6 : Amber hafted Knives 

6 : silver hafted Knives 

6 small Looking Glasses Cedar frames. 

This night we lodged at Chena Pollicat about two miles short of Pollicat, the is : 
Agent sending M r : Mohun and M r : Cholmley before to the Heer Caulier Governour ^""*, 
•of Pollicat to excuse the Agents giving him a visitt in his way downe, promising 
to] give him that trouble at our returne and desireing the assistance of his Boates to 
pass us over the Eiver to morrow morning before day, to which he returned answear 
by the same Persons who returned to us about midnight, that he was very sorry he 
should not have our Company now, for w ch : he had made preparation, intending to 
have mett us himselfe in Person, for Boates he ordered all that they had to attend us 
the time apointed, and treated the gentlemen sent at Supper with Guns at drinking 
the Agents health &c a : 

In the morning by day light we came to Pollicat River where were severall 13th : 
large Boates w' h : passed us and all our Comp a , over by halfe an houre after 6 : then Pollwai 
we travailed to Chyearacoat w ch : we reached by noone all our People tyred, The 
Govern 1 : or [Havaldar] a Braminy under Podela Lyngapa came to visit us, and 22 : Chye»r»- 
desired us to accept of such as he could gett, then brought us 3 : goates, 6 : Hens, a 
fatt sheep and a Kid a spotted young Deer, Eice, Butter Eggs &c a : and invited us to 
Hogg hunting, we gave him thanks and promised to see him againe in our returne 
TP ch : excused the returne of his kindness now as to a present, alsoe at this place Chena 
"Vineatadrys people (he having the command of y e : watch of this Towne) brought 



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36 milea. 

14: 
milea 45 



in Armagon 
alias Duraa- 
jatam. 



15: 

Cotapatam. 



1 8 : Kishna- 
patam 



Gangapatam 
16™: 



Gunoullpelle. 



Juelldindy 
17 : Rama- 
patam 



-FROM FORT 8?- GEORGE TO METCHLEP*-, MARCH 167|. 

us goates, Heas, Coco Nutts, spice, Rice, Butter, Grass for our Horses, Toddy &c a : 
and offered us Men that is Tarryars to goe along with us if we wanted any, all this 
day we travailed by a great Lake of Saltwater w ch : communicates w th : the Sea at 
Pollicat, by w ch : a great deale of wood is carryed in Boates from Chycaracoat to 
Madrass and other f parts] upon the Coast. 

At two a Clock this morning we departed from Chycaracoat M r : "Wilkes, M r : 
Ord and M r : Bellamy returning from hence back to Madrass, by whome we sent 
the Metchlep a : Packett received upon the way yesterday with the Diary, Consulta- 
tions and Acco** 5 : Cash for February, by about 8 : in the Morning we reached 
Armagon wher the Havaldar (put in by Verona who rents y e : Towne) and the 
Townes people came out to meet us and conducted us into the Towne with Musick, 
the Havaldar brought us two sheep, a goate, a Hogg, 2 Turkeys iO : Hens a great 
deale of Eice, Butter Spice, Toddy, Corne and grass for our Horses, & gave all y e :. 
Peons Rice, In the Evening we walked round the Towne & viewed the English old 
Factory house, the walls two storys high of one part of it, and a round Bulwart 
built single by it selfe hard by one end of the house are yet standing, the people of 
the towne were in great hopes we would settle a ffactory here againe, bringing us 
two letters in Gentue w ch : S r : Edward Winter sent to them and 'tis by information 
a place much better scituated for trade then is Madrass : there being many great 
Townes not far from it in land and the soyle much better then that about Madrass : 
The true name of Armagon is Duraspatam. 

By one a Clock the Morning we sett forward from Armagon, by 4 : a Clock 
passed thro Cotapatam, w ch : is a Towne rented alsoe by Verona, and stands in the 
road a gow or a gentue league (y* : is 3 : English leagues) distant from Armagon, 
both w ch : Townes Verona rents for i20U : pag os : & : Ann : for all the ground & 
customes by Sea. and Land as his servant told us, the customes being soe inconsidera- 
ble as comes not to more then 60 : pag os : & '• Ann : and Cottapatam yeilds near 900 : 
pag os : of the i200 :, by six a Clock we came to the River of Cooler about 2 : Miles 
from Kishnapatarn, at 9 : a clock we lighted at the Towne of Kishnap a : where Veronas 
People that accompanyed us from Armagon provided all things needfull for our 
Selves and our Horses, & they tooke leave of us here this Evening, to whome and to 
the Principall Men of Armagon we presented 
2 : yards Broad Cloth 
8 : Looking Glass 
[4 : Knives.] 

At one in the Morning we sett forward from Kishnapatam a gentue league and 
a halfe from w ch : we passed thro Gangapat m : where is a great Tope or groove of 
Mangoe trees, near a Mile further we passed the River almost dry, w eh : formerly 
was a great River and occasioned a [great] trade at Gangapatam, and two Miles 
farther the River by Oudcore w ch : it being near high water & spring tides near the 
full moone we forded w th : some trouble, the River is called Penna and comes far out 
of the Country runing by Neloor, which is 12: miles from Oudcore, then we passed 
through Oudcore, the Havaldar of w oh : Towne came out to meet us, sent us a Boat 
to bring over our lumber, and brought the Agent a present of 2 : or 3 : peeces Redd 
Callicoe, and some Beetle inviting us to stay at his Towne, the Beetle was accepted, 
the Redd cloth returned and our stay excused, we proceeding forward by a great 
Tanke, and soe through a village called Weranee to Gunculpelle a small village, where 
we lodged that day and night, our people comeing in all weary about noon and noe 
water or Rice at this Village, haveing this day travailed 3 : gentue leagues is 27 :. 
Miles. 

About midnight we sett forward and by b : a clock in the Morning went through 
Juelldindy a gentue league from Guncullpelle, a league farther lyes Tummullpenta, 
and at 9 : a clock we reached Ramapatam w th : is oue league from Tummullpenta 
and two gentue leagues from Juelldindy & reckoned the midway between Madrass 
and Metchlepatam at this place the English have formerly had a small house, & the 
Dutch afterward, both w eh : have been forsaken, but y e : Dutch have now lately 



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about 3: or 4 : yeares since builded them another mud wall thateht house w ch : stands 
in the midle of the Towne, and serves to receive Iron and Saltpetre w ch : they buy 
in those parts, the former much abounding here out of iron Stone under the Sands 
w oh : covers the ground about the Towne and store of wood nigh to make it into 
Barrs ; This day we travailed H : gentue [leagues or 27 : English] miles, our whole 
travaile hitherto being [135 Miles or i5 gentue leagues and tisj reckoned to be 30 : 
gentue Leagues all to Metchlepatam. i35:mUes 

Before midnight we joumyed from Eamapatam, & about 3 : in the Morning 18 : 

went thro Careda above a gentue League distance, w ch : is a Seaport and the best Careda 
Towne on the road hitherto severall Boates were in the River w oh : we foarded, and 
'tis allmost steep to, thence more then one league further we passed by Yelligapounde, p^unde' 
and then allmost a league and halfe further to Alloor where are large Topes of AiJoor. 
Tamerine trees sett in order, here we came by 8 : in the morning and Dined, the 
people are rich in Corne and Cattle w ch : are very good but they sell none, in y e 
afternoone about 4 : we sett forward againe and after allmost a league travaile foard- 
ed a narrow but deep river it being then low water and then went forward and " : Humiae 
lodged at Humlae Mooll, where are alsoe very fine Topes of Tamerine Trees, at w ch : 
place and alsoe at Alloor we could gett noe grass for our Horses, this day we 
.compute by the Country Acco 1 * : we travailed 5 : gentue leagues which is 45 Miles. 

Betweene 3 : and 4 : in the Morning we sett out and about 9 : with easy travail- 19™. 
ing came to Yentapollam, in the way we passed over a place w ch : had formerly been poiiam 611 **" 
inhabited by the Portuguez called Fringe Bur, and some stones with inscriptions lay 
in the way. Yentapollam is said to be a Towne of the greatest trade for Callicoes of 
any in this part of the Country, much fine Cloth being made in the Towne, it was 
markett day when we came there, every Wednesday being the markett day, and we 
saw Cotton Yarne and fine Callicoes, much fruites and Corne to be sold, people from 
Metchlep a : and other places comeing to buy at this place, hearing by people 
upon the Road that M r : Hatton had been at Pettepolee 5 : or 6 : daies, the Agent 
sent Peons with a letter to him from hence, advising of his intentions to be at Pette- 
polee to morrow Morning God willing. 

About Midnight we sett out of Yentapollam, a Gentue league and halfe from au : 
which lyes Baupautla w ch : we went through, & tis a league and a [half] [a few aupau a ' 
words lost] about two miles [a few word* lost] of the River Kishna that runs Mi 7~ " 
into the bea near Pettepolee which was very muddy and troublesome for our iss. 
Horses, our Pallankeens and Men were ferryed over by Gun boates, at the other side 
of this River. \T : Hatton mett us with M r :" Wynne, M r : Colborne and M r : Scatter- poiefaiks 
good, about 10 : a Clock we arived at the ffactory house at Pettepolee which is a Nysham- 
very sorry rotten ruinous timber building much of it being fallen, and that which panam ' 
stands ready to follow y e : same fate, in the afternoone we walked about the Towne 
and viewed the old Dutch ffactory, which hath been a large building, but all of 
Timber and much of it fallen downe, the fflagg Stafe a very high one still standing 
and the principal! lodgings, it stands betweene the English house and the River, by 
the River Side there is a new Choultry railed in and a Key of Timber made into the 
River, built and prepared in December last for the King of Gulcondahs reception, 
but he did not come to this towne the same place is now used for theCustome house, 
the River is deep and severall vessells of 50 : to 80 : or 100 : tons were in it and 
haled ashoare on the towne Side by it, the other side of y e : River is Muddy and 
there is an Island about two Mile over between the River and the Sea, upon w ch : 
Island is a large tope of trees w ch : is called the English Garden, and 'ts owned to 
belong to the English, the towne is much decayed many houses being empty ruined 
and forsaken, the proper name of the Towne w ch : we call Pettepolee is. Nysham- 
patnain, being soe called by all the Country people. 

The Saysummutt, Tanadar and the Catwali of the Towne came to visitt the Fryday 
Agent, acquainting him that the Governour was out of Towne, but hearing of the the 21™ 
Agents being here he would returne this day and give him a visitt, alsoe they very 
much importuned that a ffactory might be settled here againe, promising all friendly 

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r 2lTH .-| FROM FORT S& GEORGE TO METCHLEPA, MARCH 167|. 

assistance to our business, to which was answeared that the Agent intended to proceed 
on his journey [this night] [a few words lost] [therefore] 'twas not worth the 
Govern" : while to [a few words lost J [trouble to returne] to Towne only to give him 
a visitt, and as to settling a ffactory the Agent would take it into consideration. 
These being gone the Marchants that live in this Towne and the adjacent places 
(some of w ch : have formerly dealt w th : the Comp a : and were lately at M adrass) 
came to visitt the Agent and desired Imployment to provide goods for the Company 
w oh : they offered to doe at more reasonable termes then the Marchants of Metchle- 
patani did, and to deliver y e : goods before they received the Mony, to which they 
were answeared y* : if they would provide Musters of all sorts of chae and white 
goods and bring them to Metchlep a : where they might be compared w th : other 
musters, they should upon the examination thereof receive a satisfactory answear, 
they apeare unwilling to goe to Metchlep a : but in the conclusion they agreed to 
come thither w th : their Musters and to be there by this day seven night. 
FnUywar This night about 10 : a clock we sett out of Pettepolee, by breake of day we 



Kiehna River came to tne great Eiver of Kishna that lyes between Pullywar and Narragoodra, 
Nan-agoodra. where was but one boate to ferry over our people, Pallankeenes and Horses, which 
30 : Coiie- toolce up 4 : hours time, about noone we came to Collepellee where are two large 
f e ee ' gardens and a Pagodae which the gentues esteeme a very holy place, this day we 

16 : reckon we travailed about 30 : Miles & tis reckoned to be about 15 : further to 

Metchlepatam. 
23: In the Morning we went downe to the River about 2 : Miles from Collepelle 

where was two great Metchlepatam Boates, and two Sangarees or Gun boates which 
Dio inland sett us over upon the Island of Dio, where the Metchlep a : Tent was pitcht, and there 

we rested all this day being Sunday. 
24 : In the Morning we went a hunting of wild Hoggs w th : Kisna Eedy the Chief 

Man of the Island, and about 100 : other Men of the Island with Lances and three- 
m score Doggs, with whome we killed 8 : Hoggs great and small one being a Bore very 

large and fatt of a great weight. 
1679 25: "We received advice from Metchlep a : that William Cullen a Writer in the 

270: miles Companys service [dyed yesterday] of a Peaver ; and a mux, We went a hunting 

againe this day, but mett not w th : soe good success as yesterday. 

In the afternoone the Havaldar of the Island a Persian came to visit the Agent 

and brought him a present of 3 : Hoggs, some water Millions and Coco Nutts to 

whome was returned 

3 : yards Broad Cloth, and to his Braminy and to Kisna Eedy and others for 

their ci villi tys 

4 : Yards Broadcloth 
2 : Knives and 

2 : Small Looking glasses. 

Early in the Morning we left the Island of l)io and passed over to the Maine by 

Warrapoiiam Warrapollam, where our Horses were sent and Stayed for us, there by the River Side 

all the English thai were in Metchlep 11 : mett us, the Eiver is broad and deep capable 

of receiving great Ships, from hence we sent our lumber in" Boates to Metchlepatam 

where we arived by land about noone being about 12 : Miles, and the boates a short 

Metchie- time after, The Companys Marchants mett the Agent at the Towne gate by the Bridge 

patam foot, and we enterd the Towne in a handsome equipage with a great traine. The 

IriVed S aT Chief of the Dutch Sig r : Outhorne sent to excuse his not visiting the Agent to day 

M tam le " ky reason of business in dispatching a Ship for Battavia, and desired to make his visitt 

y » : a Dutch to Morrow'. 

Chief's exoute 
for not viait- 
ing the 
Agent. 

The Gov- The Governour of the Towne Aga JeUoll was not in towne but 5 : or 6 : dayee 

TxZnt Journey off. 



y« : Dutoh 
Chief &o« 

C;uii6 to 

visit : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 87 

FROM FORT ST. 2E0RGE TO METCHLEP*, MARCH !679. 

In the Aftemoone the Chief of the Dutch w th : his Second and 5 more came to §7 ; 
visitt the Agent &c a who were entertained at a Banquett and went home againe 
about 8 : at night, Sig r : Outhorne discoursing with the Agent amongst other 
Bravadoes delivered this as remarkeable that their Company had soe many Islands Agent. ' 
and Castles in the South Seas, many of w ch : he named, that they were as Emperors, 
they had heretofore made Kings, as a King of Fernat and a King of Cochein, and 
now lately they had made as [« word or I wo losf\ Viz' : the Mataran who had severall 
Kings under him, and he had given their Company all|the Sea ports upon the Coast of 
Java, when they wanted Men upon their call, the Kings brought their Armies to 
fight for them, as a great Prince of Macassar whome he named had now brought a 
great army to Battavia to fight the King of Bantam by land, and they intended to 
block it up by Sea, and when 'twas objected that it may be their Comp* : at home 
would not aprove of a warr with Bantam he replyed he knew better for he came 
from Battavia this yeare about January last. 



Ax a Consultation. 

Present: Fryday 

the 28th 
Streynsham Master Esa* : Agent 
M k : Christopher Hatton M e : Richard Mohun. 

Some Marehants of Pettepolee having made an offer to provide goods at cheaper at ™.* 
rates then the Marehants of Metchlepatam and not to receive Money before the contract* 
delivery of the goods, the said proposall being taken into consideration, it was p^ 8 "™* 
resolved to be for the Hono ble : Comp as : Interest to make a contract with the said MaroKta : 
marehants they giving reasonable security by responsible Persons for performance of 
the same. 

Colla Vincatadry the Dubass having been examin'd about the mannagement of y e : Dubas 

the affair in presenting the King in Jan ry : last at which time he obtained a to'the" 

peece of ground for himselfe. It was thought fit to confine him under guard in fi"°tory. 
the ffactory untill further order. 

Aftemoone. 

The Pettipolee Marehants having brought their Musters, w eh : were compared ^,"5? 
with the Musters in this ffactory, and some of the Pettepolee Musters apearing thePstte- 
inferior to the others, the Marehants offered to be regulated by the Musters of the ^roh*i : 
ffactory, and after much discourse about the prizes they concluded upon this offer, to i : $ ■ 
provide to the amount of 40 : or 50,000 : pag os : in fine goods, that is, Salampores, e e nt? 
Percollaes, Izarees. Allejaes, Saderunches, Saserguntes, Collowaypoos and Romalls abatemt : 
at i0 : %*■ : Oent. cheaper then the prizes which the Metchlep* Marehants had the 
last yeare, provided that one halfe or one quarter of the Mony was paid them in 
hand, and the said goods to be delivered at the Companys ffactory at Pettepolee. 
But they would not abate anything of the prizes they had sett upon their owne 
Musters. 

The Debate thereupon tooke up time till night and then they were dismist with to be oon- 
this answear, that the Agent and Counceli would consider further of it before they " deredof - 
came to a conclusion. 

Streynsham Master. 
Christopher Hatton. 
John Nicks Secret"* Richard Mohun. 



88 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[28™-] 


METCHLEPATAM, MARCH 1679. 






Priiea of 

Pettepolee 


Prizes of Pettepolee goods taken from the Pettepolee Marchants viz' : 


goods. 


Allejaes plaine [ 


]§p*:p: 


corge, cured. 




Eomalls i6 : in a peece 24 : Coveds 


23: pag 08 : 


w 


corge cured. 




Saserguntes 


23: pag os 


w 


corge. 




Collowaypooe ... 


23: pag 08 


w 


corge. 




Saderunches 


i8 : pag 08 


4f 


: corge. 




Salampores l 8 * : sort 2 : cov ds ; broad 31 : long. 


27f pag 08 


W 


corge cured. 




Salampores 2 d : sort same dimentions 


25 : pag 08 


: W 


: corge cured. 




Percollae 2 : cov ds : broad \h: coy ds : long . . . 


25 : pag 8 


w 


corge 20 : patch 




Izarees 2 : cov ds : broad i6 : coveds long 


25: pag 08 


w 


: corge cured. 




Dimitys 2 : cov ds : broad i9 : coveds long 


35: pag os 


■ w 


: corge cured. 




Dimitys 3 : cov ds : broad 19 : coveds long 


3 : pag 08 


w 


peece cured. 




Dyaper 3 : oov"* : broad i8 : coveds long 


3: pag 08 


w 


: peece cured. 


Satukday 


Aa 1 a Consultation : 




THE 29™ : 


Present : 









Streynsham Master, Esq r : Agent 
M R : Christopher Hatton M r : Eichard Mohun. 



Metohelepa 
Merohts : 
offer of 7| 
f- : eenT. 
abatement. 



[and 60 
pagos [ 



The Metehlepatam Marchants having given notice that they were willing to 
make some abatement of t'~>e usuall prizes of the goods provided by them (promising 
that none of the Pettepolee Marchants might be concerned with them) they were 
called before the Councell, and after a tedious debate thereabout they were brought 
to offer 7| ffi : Oent. abatem* : upon the prizes of these severall sortments of goods 
following viz 4 : fine Salampores, Percullaes Izarees, Oringall Beteelaes, Allejaes, 
Saderunches, Collowaypoos. Sasarguntes, Eomalls Dungarees aud Saile Cloth, which 
being taken into consideration it was thought fltt to close with them, they first 
rateing the Eomalls at 25 : which Jiave hitherto been bought at 27J : pag 03 : "^ : 
Corge and then to abate 1\ ffi : Oent. out of the 25 pag 03 : ^ : Corge as upon the 
prizes of the other goods by last yeares contracts, w ch : with much reluctancy they 
did at last consent unto, provided a Eegulation be made of the musters of the 
Salampores, Purcollaes and Beteelaes as they proposed in Consultation of the 10 th : 
Instant, and then [desired] present payment of 5,000 : pag 05 : to eon firm e the 
Bargain e which was ordered to be paid, them accordingly 



JobN Nicks, Secret' 



Streynsham Master. 
Christopher Hatton. 
Eichard Mohun. 



Monday 

THE 31tk; 



At a Consultation. 

Present : 

Streynsham Master, Esq, b : Agent 
M R : Christopher Hatton M r : Eichard Mohun. 



y» : Dubass 

restored for 
bringing y« : 
Marohant to 
abate J : 
■$• : eenT. 
more. 



Colla Vincatadry the Dubass of this ffactory having to regaine his freedome and 
expiate his crime undertaken to bring the Marchants to abate §■ : p : Oent. upon the 
Investm* : more then they offerd upon Saturday the 29" 1 : instant which he hath 
alsoe effected, it is accepted as a good peece of service, and therefore it is ordered 
that he he restored to his liberty and to his imployment. 



Diary and Consultation Book^ 1679-80. 



■METCHLEPATAM, MARCH 1679. 



[31 st -] 

The said Metehlepatam Marehants ^did alsoe apeare before the Couneell and abatemtT'' 
confirmed their agreement of 8 : p : Oent. abatement upon the several!, sorts of goods confirmed 
mentioned in the Consultation of the 29 th : Instant, the perticulars of w vh : Contract Marnhants; 
with the Marehants names and all things relateing thereunto shall be perticularly 
specified hereunder. 

The Pettepolee Marehants being wholly disappointed of the Imployment they p^j e e ette " 
aimed at, at which they are much grieved, the good service they have done the Marohante 
Hono ble : Comp a : in this perticular in being instrumentall in abateing the prizes fi^ist. 
of the goods being taken into consideration together w th : their charge & trouble 
of attendance it was thought fitt to send for them aud gratify them w th : 500 : 
pag os : in ready mony and b" : yards of Cloth [a few words lost] w ch : being presented 
to them they were dismist with good words and faire promises of being remembred 
when any imployment should hereafter offer, notwithstanding they seemed much 
dejected & departed with sorrowfull countenances. 

Streynsham Master. 
Christopher Hatton. 
John Nicks, Secret ry : Richard Mohun. 

The Agreement and Contract made by the Agent and Councell with the fl : eemt . 

MeTOHLEPATAM MaRCHANTS FOR THE INVESTMENTS TO BE MADE THEKE FOR ACC0 TT : & Contract 

of the Hono elb : English Bast India Company. thlflgent 

& Counoell 
with the 
Metehle- 
patam 

i : That the Persons hereafter named shall be the Said Hono ble : Comp as : Mareh- 
ants to provide the goods mentioned in this Contract from w ch : imployment they 
shall not be removed but by order from the Hono ble : Comp a : or from the Agent and the shares 
Councell, the whole Investment being divided into Eiehty-foure Shares is sub-divided ™ the . 

' . ° ... °, « . , , , Investment, 

unto Eleaven Principal 1 Persons, who are responsible tor themselves and tne persons 
under them viz* : 

8 : To Madala Cundapa and under him 

Darsedas. 

Nety Vencana. 
' 8 : To Madala Hootealo and under him 

Tamana Eamana. 

Pully Verte Jungum. 
8 : To Reacapeli Oolapa and under him 

Coorakayle Kungapa. 

Oharoogoundla Aiana. 
8 : To Acula Ellapa and under him 

Gooresala Servana. 

Majety Gruana. 
8 : To Beoipeli Acana and under him 

Veroo Pante. 

Gundooreo Mullapa. 
8 : To Choundoor Accana and under him 

Conagoola Deeho. 

Tamana Mooselaya. 
8 : To Goundeala Vincatadry and under him 

Mahemedy Mullapa. 

Toronala Latchana. 
8 : To VenaVelly Vincatyputty and under him 

Allapatty Ramdas 

Pully Verte Kangana. 
8 : To Nalam Vencana and under him 

Chela Sevapa. 

Coonacunla Jungum. 
8 : To Cola Narso and under him 

Woojell Narsapa §. 

(Jundoory Narsapa. 
4 : To Aala Potena. 

d. & c. 1679-80—2* 



90 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[31-] 



Penaltys 
for failuri 



the 

particulars 
of the goods 
to he 
Provided. 



to he 
agreeahle 
to musters, 
and to he 
delivered 
in time. 



8 : f : 0ent. 
to be 
deducted . 



times for 
paymt : 



METCELEPATAM, MARCH 1679. 

84 : Shares Divided unto ii : principal! Persons, who are each of them apart 
to give obligatory bills for performance of their respective proportions in the 
Investments as aforesaid, and if any of the said Eleaven Principall Persons shall 
faile of performance of the Contract either in the quantity of the goods required, or 
in the timely bringing them in to be ladeu upon the Ships for England some time 
in the Months of Novemb 1 ' : or Decenib 1 ' : such Person soe failing shall make good 
the damage at the prizes of the same goods in England, and shall alsoe forfeit his 
Imployment and share or proportion in the Hono ble : Comp as ; Investments thereafter. 
'1 : The particular goods with their Dimentions and prizes now agreed for to be 
provided by the Marchants abovementioned are as followeth : — 

Salampores fine 32 : cov d8 : long 2i Cov ds : broad, whited & cured. 
No : 1 : a* 82 :."| 

No : 2 : at 28 : \ Pag<» : ty : Corge, 
No: 3: at 25 :J 
Purcollaes 14^ coveds long 2| bread, whited and cured. 
No : i : at i5 :1 

No : '<! : at U : ^Pag° s : ^ : Corge. 
No: 3: at iOiJ 
Izarees i6 : coveds long 2^ broad, whi'.ed and cured. 

Oringall Beteelaes 25 : Coved long 2£ broad, whited & cmed. 

No : i : at 25n 

No : 2 : at 2ij } Pag 03 : <^ : Corge. 

No: 3: at i9£J 
Allejaes 32 : coveds long 2^ broad, cured. 

N„,i ; .ti ? J }pag „,^ :0otg , 

Sadaruncbees 32 : coveds long 2^\ broad, cured. 

5::.i;2l3} i * ,! '« !a *- 

Collowaypoos 32 : coveds long 2^ broad, cured. 
Saserguntees 32 : coveds long 2 T \ broad, cured 

Eomalls f .yard square i6 : in a peece, oured. 

No: i : at 25 : 1 p os . in, . n 

No: 2: at2^/ Pa 8 ".^- tor ^ 
Dungarees 24 : coveds long If broad, browne. 

Saile Clotb 40 : coveds long 2 broad, browne. 



All the said goods to be agreeable to the Musters both in fineness of thread well 
weoven and well cured, and such goods as come short in any of the said quallitys 
to be rejected, and the Marchants doe promise to deliver the said goods at the 
Companys ffactory in Metchlepatam by the last day of October yearely, provided 
that the Investment be given them in charge sometime in the Month of Aprill. 

3 : Out of the said prizes of the goods beforementioned 8 : & : Oent' is to be 
deducted as an abatement of the prises now agreed upon, and what the goods shall 
be wanting of Dimentions in length or breadth to be allowed allsoe as usuall in 
proportion to the prizes. 

4 : The Monys for the said goods is agreed to be paid at y e : times following, 
the one halfe or two-third parts of the amount of the whole Iavestment in or about 
the Month of August after the arivall of the Ships from England, and all the 
remainder within one month after all the goods are delivered and the acco tts : 
adjusted. 



Diary and Consultation Book. 1679-80. 91 

_ METCELEPATAM, MARCH 1679. • r3l8T , 

5 : And it is mutually agreed between the Agent and Couneell in behalfe of the continu- 
Company and betweene the Marchants aforesaid, that this Contract shall be for anoe oi 
many yeares continuance without alteration, soe that if the same goods happen to be contract 
dearer in the Country then at this present time, it shall be the Marchants loss, and &ea: 

if the same goods happen to be cheaper in the country it shall be the Marchants 
gaine, the said Marchants obliging themselves hereby to provide all such goods as the 
Company shall from time to time require of these same Sorts at the prizes before- 
mentioned with the abatement of 8 : 3jp : Oent. as aforesaid, and the Agent and Coun- 
eell doe hereby promise for themselves and their Successors in the name and behalfe 
of the Hono ble : Comp a : that these Marchants aforesaid shall be imployed in the 
provideing of all such of these sorts of goods beforementioned as the Comp a : or the 
Agent and Couneell shall from time to time require to be provided at this ffaetory 
of Metchlepatam, and to pay for the same in ready Mony at the times as is before 
exprest. 

6 : And the said Marchants shall not pay or allow any more or other Dustoore One and a 
or other allowance to any Person or Persons upon any pretence whatsoever then halfe ^ : 
one and a halfe S$> : Oent. the usuall Dustoore, which one and a halfe & : Oenl Dmt'oore, 
shall be equally Divided betweene the Braminy & the Dubass of this ffaetory in the &ca : 
Hono ble : Comp as : service, and the said Braminy and the said Dubass being in the 
Hono ble : Comp as : service and receiving Monthly wages, shall not have any share or 
proportion in the investment as Marchants to provide the goods, or be concerned in 

the same otherwise then in endeavouring the Hono ble : Companys advantage. 

7 : And the Agent and Couneell doe allsoe promise not to take advantage of non promise of 
performance on the Marchants part if the goods shall at any time be stopt in ^staiae; 
the Country by reason of warrs or stoppage of the Havaldars or Grovernours of the 
Country, but upon notice thereof the Chief and Couneell of this Factory shall use 

their best endeavours to clear the goods soe stopt and assist the Marchants therein, 
and in case any wrong or injury shall be offerd or done to the said Marchants to the 
prejudice of the Comp as : business the Chief and Couneell of this ffaetory shall 
alsoe use their endeavours to free them from all such troubles, and to protect them as 
y e : Companys Marchants soe far as may consist with the good of the Company's 
affairs and Interest. 

8 : To continue this Contract there is 5,000 : pag os : in ready mony paid to the 5,ooo : 
said Marchants upon Acco tt : of this yeares Investm* : whereby they are obliged to [o oonfir^ d 
,performe all that is contained herein, In wittness whereof the said Agent and y:Con- 
Councell have sett their hands and the I'omp 88 : Seaie, and the said Marchants have traot ' 
sett their hands and Seales, Dated in Metchlepatam the 31 th : day of March 1679. 

O Madala Cundapa 
O Madala Mootealo 

O PiEACAPELI CoLAPA 

O Actjla Ellapa 
O Eecapeli A can a 
O Choundoor Accana 

O GrOUNDEALA VlNCATADRY 

O Vena Velly Vincatyputty 
O Nalam Vencana 
O Cola Narso 

O A ALA PoTENA 

We the Agent and Couneell for Affairs of the Hono ble English East India r : forme 
Company upon the Coast of Chormandell and in the Bay of Bengale, have certificates 
apointed A.B : .to be one of the Principall Marchants [for the said] Hono bIe : Comp as : given to 

g r y» : prinoi- 

Investments in y e : ffaetory of Metchlepatam to have— parts in the said Investments Maioht«- 

MetoUe-' 

according to y e : Contract this day made with them and CD. and E.F : to be under P a *am- 



92 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[31"-] 



&prill c f-m : 
yo : Agent, 
&o a : yisited 
the Dutch. 

2: 

y« : Agent 
sent to 
complement 
the Governr ; 
of Metohle- 
patam. 



y» : Agent 
&o» : went 
to the 
English 
Garden. 



Thursday 
the 3°: 



yo : Mar- 
chants &Ca : 
presented 
wth : Cloth 



a large 
Seale for 
the ffort. 



Order about 
debts cleared 



Verashe- 
roone and 
Pettepolee 
Debts. 




METCHLEPATAM, APRIL L 1679. 

him in the said imployment and business from which he or they shall not be 
removed but by order from the Hono ble : Cornp a : ourselves or our Successors, la 
wittness whereof we have hereunto sett our hands and the Hono' ,u ' : Coiapdnys Seale- 
in Metchlepatam this 31 th : Day of March i679 : 

Streynsham Master. 
is , ; ) Christophkr Hatton. 

ElCHARD MoHUN. 

The Agent, &c" : made a visitt to the Dutch this Evening. 

Aga Jelloll the Govern 1 ' : of Metchlepatam having been toward Narsapore and 
those places under his government returned to Goodera last night, whereof having 
notice this day the Agent sent to complement him, and to acquaint him of his being 
in these parts to inspect the Comp as : business, to w ch : message he returned a comple- 
mentall answear, & that he should take a Day to v.isit the Agent, and to invite him to 
an entertainment at his house. 

This evening we went to the English garden which is about two Miles out of 
towne over the long bridge, the water overflowing round the Towne now at Spring 
tides. 

At a Consultation. 



Present . 



Stretnsham Master Esa K - 
M K : Christopher Hatton 



Agent 
M E : 



Richard Mohtjn. 

The Contract with the Marchants being Sealed and interchangeably delivered it 
was thought fit for their encouragem* : to answear th eir expectations of Tasherifs,. 
there being noe Scarlet in the ffactory, to each of the li principal! Marchants was 
given 3 : yards [of fine purple or violet] Cloth, to the 2o : under Marchants each 3 : 
yards of [cloth ra]shes, to the Bramini, the ffactory Dubass, and to the Agents 
Dubass each 3 : yards of Pur[ple or Violet Cloth,] and to the Mulla 3 : yards Cloth 
Eashes with which they were all of them well pleased. 

There being a large Seale of the Companys armes with the supporters in this 
ffactory, and such a one wanting at the ffort, tis ordered that the same be car- 
ried from hence to the ffort. 

There being severall Debts which are esteemed Desperate and therefore cleared 
out of the Bookes in the Bookes of Acco tls : of this Factory Letter S : ballaneed 
by M 1 ' : Field to the 30 th : Aprill : 1678 : It is ordered that the said debts shall 
hereafter be entered at the beginning of every Journall, expressing at large the 
particulars thereof soe far as can be discovered ; That is to say where the persons 
were or are, whither living or dead, what their professions, and in what time or 
upon what occasion each Debt was made, and in regard the Debts of Vera- 
sheroone and Pettepolee ffactorys are alsoe in the same condition, tis ordered that 
those Acco tts : be alsoe in like manner cleared in next bookes Letter T : to be ballan- 
eed the 30 th : of this present Aprill and afterward entered at the beginning of the .Tour- 
nails expressing the particulars how the same Debts did arise, soe far as can be now 
collected. 

And whereas it was ordered in the Letter from the ffort of y e : 23 th : Decemb r : 
last that the Acco tts : of the Bookekeeper, the Warehousekeeper the Purser and 
Steward should be read & passed in Councell every Month, w ch : order is now againe 
confirmed, It is to be noted that the Acco tts : of the Warehousekeeper, Purser & 
Steward are to be read and passed some day before the Journall of Aeco tts : kept by 
the Bookekeeper, that he may thereby be warranted to enter the same in the Bookes- 
of Acco tt8 : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 93 

METCELEPATAM, APRILL 1679. [3» D -'j 

There being several! English in and about Metchlepatarn who against the Hono ble : Orders about 
Comp as : orders (w Bh : they have been often acquainted with; doe not repaire to a^efmen, 
live under the Companys [government, the better to cons] traine them soe to doe, and &oa: 
alsoe to [preserve the priviledges of the English] nation in these parts it was thought 
fltt and resolved to make the following Orders. That none of the subjects of his 
Majesty living in these parts which are not in the Company's service or have not a 
Pass as Inhabitants of some place under the Comp" : government in India shall have 
any countenance or protection or enjoy any of the English priviledges, nor shall the 
Chief of this ffactory upon any occasion owne them as English or belonging unto 
them ; That all such Persons as are in the Companys service, and all such as have or 
shall have Passes for liberty to trade as Inhabitants of any place under the Com- 
■panys government, who have any goods to pass in or out of the Towne or Country, 
shall give notice thereof to the Chief of the Company's ffactory at which such goods 
are to pass, and apply themselves to such Chief for the clearing their goods, and if 
any Person or Persons other then the Chief or such as are apointed by him shall 
apply themselves to the Governour or to any other Officer or Miuister of the Towne 
or Country upon any occasion whatsoever, the Chief and Councell of the Company's 
ffactory where such Person shall reside, shall seize upon the party soe acting and 
send him to ffort St. George to be proceeded against according to the quality of the 
affair, and when any Persons in the Company's Service, or having Passes as aforesaid 
shall apply themselves to the Chief for the clearing or passing any goods or for any 
other business which does require aplication to y e : Governour or any other Officer 
or Minister, the Chief is hereby ordered and required to use his endeavours for the 
effecting the said affair, and for the preservation of the English priviledges in these 
Parts, and noe Person shall owne any Strangers goods not belonging to the English 
or to such as serve them that they may pass free of customes and other dutys as 
English goods upon paine of paying double the same dutys, one halfe to y e : Informer 
and the other halfe to the use of the poore at Madraspatnam for every such offence. 
These orders being resolved upon some of the tractors and some of the ffreemen were 
called before the Councell and acquainted therewith, that they might not pretend 
ignorance of the same. 

William Harrison having offered to give Bond in 200 : pag 08 : to goe to Madras- Wm: 
patnam and become an Inhabitant there by March next, it was thought fit to take &Tri ' 0,u 
his Bond and give him a Pass for liberty of trade as an Inhabitant of the said 
Towne. 

Philip Noden being marryed to an English woman in this Towne, and having ^. hl . li P 
presented a Petition wherein he desires to have license to keepe a House of entertain- 
ment, which upon inquiry is found to be necessary in this place in y B : time of 
shiping, for the accomodation and health of our people, it was thought fit to grant 
him a license for a yeare, he paying 12 : pag os : into the Companys Cash for the same, 
and in regard by this license he is as an Inhabitant of Madraspatnam tis ordered 
that he have a Pass for liberty of trade as an Inhabitant under the Companys 
Government. 

Streynsham Master. 
Chxistopher Hatton. 
John Nicks, Seeret ry : Richard Mohujs. 

Aga Jelol the Governour came to Towne this Morning by 8 : a Clock directly to 4TH : 
the English ffactory to visit the Agent with a traine of Persians &c a ' he stayed about cameterUit" 
an houre, and very much importuned the Agent to accept of an entertainment at his the A e ent 
house, for which he would receive noe denyall, soe 'twas thought best to returne the wch: was 
visit this Evening to make an End here the sooner, w ch * was accordingly done, andhi3 "^Kyenin 
treate was very civill after a plentifull supper being closed with a [present of] a 
Horse, and he would have given Tasherifs [a few words lost] | refused] as being not 
proper to be received but by an [inferiour] from a Superior. 

D. * c. 1679-60—21 



94 



Records of Fort St. George. 



Saturday 
the 5 th : 



Aga Jelol 
the Governr : 
invited and 
presented y e : 
Agent, wch ; 
is returned 
wth : an other 
present. 



A Letter to 
y° : Bay by 

Expresses. 



METCHLEPATAM, APRILL 1679. 

At a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esa R Agent 
M R - Christopher Hatton M k - Richard Mohun. 

Aga Jelol the Governour of this Towne having given y e : Agent a visit yesterdav 
Morning, and invited him and his Company to his house at Supper last night, when 
he presented him with a Horse valued at about 50 : pag os : all w ch : was done in 
expectation of a Pisoash, and he being a Person rising in favour at Court, it was 
thought fitt to gratifie his expectations by presenting him with two hundred and 
fivety Pag os : in readv Mony privately, which will be much more acceptable then a 
greater summe publikely, there being alsoe uoe fine cloth in the ffactory. 

A. Letter to the Chief and Councell at Hugly to be sent hence overland by 
Expresses with the Hono ble : Coinpanys letters rec d via Surratt was read and 

Streynsham Master. 
Christopher Hatton 
Richard Mohcn. 



John Nicks Secrets- 



Letters over- 
land from the 
HonoMfi : 
Company. 



Aooompts 
every month. 



of the Agents 
visiting 
Metchle- 
patam &o« : 
fiaotorys. 



To the Worp ll : Mathias Vincent Chief Metchlepatam Apkill 5 th : ±679 

&c A : Councell in Hugly. 

Our last to you was dated in ffort 8* George about the 24 th : February sent 
[upon the] small Ship Apearancein answear to your [Several!] [a feiv words lost'] ships 
to which we referr, these are to [accompany the! inclosed letters from the Hon ble : 
Company which we received via : Surratt overland the 7 th : of last m° : the last yeares 
packetts which were missing comeiog w th : the Hono ble : Companys freshest advices 
of the 5 th : August l678 : to which referr you for what they order in their affairs 
under your care, only they have inquired us to give you directions to goe in hand 
with provideing the goods for their ships expected this yeare according to their 
advices of the 12 th December 1677 : and rather to increase then abate the quantitv of 
raw Silke and Floretta Yarne, and by noe meanes to send them any throwne Silke, 
as they have alsoe written in their said Letter of 5 th : August to your Selves, which 
we recommend to your carefull observance. 

The Gazetts which came to our hands we allsoe send you herewith, by which 
you will be advised that the peace was signed between ffrance and the Dutch upon 
the 31 th : July but the later advices say that those affairs are uncertaine by reason of 
a fierce battle fought between the French and the Prince of Orange in which about 
120^0 : Men were slaine after the Peace was signed. 

Whereas in our [last] letter we ordered that in every ffactory y e : Acco tt9 : of 
the Bookekeeper, the Warehousekeeper and the Charges Generall should be read 
and passed in Councell every Month w ch : order we doe confirme, yet you must 
observe to pass the Acco tts : of the Warehousekeeper and the Charges Generall some 
day before the Journall of the Bookes of Acco tts : kept by the Booke keeper that he 
may thereby be [warranted] to enter the same in the Bookes of Acco tts - 

"Upon consideration of the Hono ble : Company's affairs in_ these parts and in 
respect to the 8 tb : Article of their orders of the 18 th : December i667 : it was thought 
fitt for the Agent to visitt these factorys, upon which Journey he sett out of 
Madraspatnam the 11 th : of last Month, and having spent some time at Pettepolee 
and the Island of Dio arived here the Z6 th : where our endeavours for the Hono ble : 
Comp as : Interest have not been unsuccessful!, having brought the Marchants to an 
abatement of 8 : & : Gent upon the whole Investments in this ffactory for this 
yeare and hereafter, which business being finished we shall now in a day or two 
proceed to Madapollam, and God willing some time this Month the Agent intends to 
returne to Madrass. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 95 

METCHLEPATAM, APRILL 1679. . - gTB , 

These we send by a pair of Pattamars Express and desire you to returne them 
againe as soone as you can w ttl : all needfull advices, which being what offers at present 
we remaine 

Your affectionate friends 

Streynsham Master. 
Christopher Hatton. 
Richard Mohun. 

In the Evening we went and sup'd at the Dutch garden which is about halfe a r = Agent 
Mile distance from the English garden, where the Dutch have two houses to which thebutoh* 
they often retire out of Towne for better aire, which is alsoe much wanting in the harden. 
English Garden. 

In the afternoone about 4 : a clock we sett out of Metchlepatam upon our Munday 
Journey to Madapollam [withj us went all our company from Madraspatnam the 7 T « : 
and alsoe M r : Hatton M r : ffield and M r : W ynne, we went out of the Northside of 
the Towne over two Bridges made by Meir Abdulla Baker lately dead, we stopt to see 
a House he built at the Barr towne and then proceeded to Mooderapollam a gentue Miles 9 : 
league [or '.>] English Miles from Metchlepatam, there we supd and lodged untill Mooderapoi- 
12 : at night. am ' 

In the Morning before breake of day we camp to [Enteer] River which is 9 : Miles 
where was two Boates which ferryed us over after a long time, then we travailed 
along by the Sea Side and f oarded another small River, and thence by [the sea to Ped]- Pedda u]1 _ 
dagullypollam which is reckoned halfe way to Madapollam or two and a halfe gentue * 5 
leagues which is 22 [| | English Miles, there we stopt untill our Servants had brought p°P- 
Rice, and then travailed through woods in a pleasant road to Chenagullypollam about chenlguUy- 
4 : Miles farther, where we arived about 9 : a clock & there dined, after noone we poil 
passed the great River by Collypatam above a Mile from Chenagullypollam, where Coiiypatam. 
was two great Boates and 3 : Sangarees which ferryed all our company over, then we 
journeyed to Mootullpellee by the small River within a gentue league of Madapollam peij e ^° 0tldl ~ 
where M r : Tivill &c a the Factory of Madapollam mett us, and there we lay this 
night. 

In the Morning we passed that small River w th ■ Sangarees and a boate sent 9th : 
from Madapollam, and through a very pleasant country by many pons of water y« : A g« nt 
where the washers were whiting of Cloth arived at the Comp as : ffactory at Mada- a t°MadTpoi- 



noone. 



lam. 



pollam before _„_. 9:Ma dapol. 

In the Evening the Agent tooke a view of the House, Warehouses, out houses, _ lam ' 
garden and yards which are all well scituated upon the side of the great River that i5 '- mi,e *- 
goes into the Sea about 5 : Miles from the ffactory, the townes of Madapollam and oftaehouae 
Narsapore joyne together, the Dutch house for their Iron worke in Narsapore being Warehouses 
a little above Muskett shott from the English ffactory in Madapollam, Narsapore 
lyes below Madapollam downe the River, & that place is under the Governour of 
Metchlep a : and has the command of all the River for the Customes as far as 
Corango, but Madapollam, Mellick Mahmudpet and Naurasporam, tho they all joyne 
near together to Narsapore, yet they have every one distinct Havaldars for the 
gathering the ground rent independant from Narsapore or Metchlepatam at present. 

In the Morning we went to view the Towne of Naurasporam and the houses 10* H : 
built by the English there, that towne stands about a mile [from Madapollam] up ^ew^T- to 
the River, and parted from Madapollam by a narrow deep River (that runs into the towne of 
great River) w ch : we ferryed over in Boates & Sangarees, and in the time of the 1 aura8 P°" 
freshes it gaines upon y e : towne of Naurasporam, soe that it indangers the destruction ram ' 
of it, there we see a faire great house built by M r : Hatton which since he hath sold 
to the country people, the River having washed away the Garden to it, and come near 
the House, another House built by M r : Cholmley, now belonging to M' 3 : Gill, S r : 
Edward Winters great house, part of it fallen downe, and the rest soe rotten ' twas 
not safe to goe into it, M r : ffleetwoods great house where M r : Mainwanng now 



Records of Fort SI. Georyt 



[IQth.] 



ye : Dutch 
Chief of 
Pollieall came 
to ri»it the 
Agent. 



a Dwarfe 
oame to ye 
fiactory. 



11™ : 

Colladinde 
Narsaraz a 
Gentue oame 
to visit the 
Agent. 



MADAPOLLAM, APRILL 1679. 



12th ; 



lives, ' tis built of Brick, a very fair large strong built house, w oh : the King of 
Gulcondah liked well when he was in those parts in January last, alsoe there is a 
good house built by M r : Turner now belonging to Carolus Courthalls a Fleming. 

At our returne home from Nuurasporam about N"oone y e : Dutch Chief of Polli- 
cull being this Morning come thence to their house at Narsapore where their fflagg 
was hoisted up, sent to desire to give the Agent a visit this Evening w oh : was 
admitted, they came about 4 : a clock were treated at a Collation and went away 
about 8 : at Night to Pollicull very much importuning the Agent to give them a visitt 
at Pollicull. they told us that one who aforetime was king of Orixa was risen w th ; a 
great army of 35000 : Horse upon y e : Coast and Country of Gingerlee, who had 
beseiged the Seir Lascar or Grail : of the King of Gulcondah in a Castle and h«»d 
taken away 500 [laest] of Pady of the Dutch Campanys. 

There came to us at the ffaetory this day a Dwarfe an Indian of the Comitee 
Cast, he was he said 30 : yeares old borne in the next towne to Madapollam inland, 
we measured him by the rule 46 : inches high all his limbs and his body [streight 
and equall proportioned, of comely face, [his speech small equalling] his stature, he 
desired to be one of our Marchants being a Shopkeeper by trade. 

In the evening came to visit the Agent one Colladinde Naraaraze a Gentue of 
an antient family in great repute in these parts, well esteem'd w th : the great Gover- 
nours and allwaves a friend to the English, he is a comely personall man of an 
affable and gentile behaviour, he brought a present of f ruites, to whome was returned 
6 : yards of Scarlett for the preservation of his friendship, he being very serviceable 
to our Marchants in clearing their goods from stops in these parts. 

The Agent having been indisposed tooke Physick this Morning. 



Saturday 
the 12™: 



At a Consultation afterwoone 
Present. 



Stbeynsham Master Esa K - Agent 
M K : Christopher Hatton M B : Richard Mohun. 



agreement 
wth : the 
Madapollam 
Maroh+s: 
8.: W- eent 
abatemt : up- 
on the fine 
goods. 



2000 : pag 
paid them. 



Writeings te 
be given 
them. 



The Madapollam Marchants being called to treat about y e : abatement of the 
prizes of the goods usually provided by them, after some time of debate thereupon 
they not giviDg eare to any abatement upon the, Ordinary Sorts of Cloth, at last came 
to this agreement. That the Ordinary Long Cloth, Ord ry - Salampores, and three 
threaded forty coved Ginghams should continue at the old prizes of last yeare, and as 
contracted for this yeare the 13 th : last Month, and for the fine Long CUoth, fine Salam- 
pores, Percollaes, Izarees & Dungarees they would abate 8 : ^Gent. upon the prizes 
as the Metchlep* : Marchants had agreed, provided they were allowed for an errour in 
their wrong in the abatement made upon the Ginghams sent home the last yeare, at 
which tearmes the Agent and Councell closed with them, and the errour about the 
Ginghams was by [consent referred] to M r : Hatton to allow them what reasonable. 

Upon [this agreement the said] Marchants desired to have 3000: Pag os ; now 
paid them besides the 9000 : paid them upon the Contract the 1 3 th : March last, but 
there being not soe much Mony in Cash, it was agreed to pay them 2000 ; Pag 08 ; now, 
w ch ; with the 9000 : paid them before makes liOOO ; pag os : w oh : summe was agreed to 
be upon Acco" : of this yeares Investm* : at y e : rates now agreed, the contract of 13 th : 
March to be voyd and y e : March ts : to give new Bills according to this Contract. 

Upon the Marchants desire to have the same writeings drawn up for them as was 
done for the Marchants at Metchlepatam it was ordered accordingly. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 97 



MADAPOLLAM, APRILL 1679. n2 TU -| 

And the said Marchants deelareing they would not stand to this bargaine if any an d noe other 
other Persons were joyued with them more then such as they now nominated, whose persons to be 
names will be entered in the agreement hereunder, it was thought good to consent thlm. 
to them in that particular by takeing in noe other Marchants then such as they now 
agreed unto. 

Streyntsham Master. 
, Christopher Hatton. 

John Nicks Secret* 7 : Richard Mohun. 

The Agent &c a : went to visit the Dutch at Pollicull this Evening w ch : is about 14 th : 

7 : Miles inland from Madapollam, there the Dutch have a ffactory of a large compound, Poiiican 

where they Dye much Blew Cloth, having above 300 : [Jars] se. in the ground for & e e :A wentto 

that worke. alsoe they make many their best paintings there, the Towne being first visit the 

J - ° Dutch at Pol- 
rented by them at 2000 : eld pag os : & Ann : is now given them free by the King, and lieuii. 

they say they make 4000 : pag os : & Ann : of it and some time more, at Pollicull is a 
great Pagodae where great numbers of People come to worship once a yeare, and 
performe their vowes of being hung up by the skin of the back with Iron Hookes 
at the end of a long Pole turned round upon a post of about 10 : or 12 : foot high 
[before the Pagodae] This feast hapned this yeare the day after we were at 
Pollicull, and some of our people went to it, and [_Saw near 'i0 people soe hung up] 
by the back before the pag° : at the [top] of the high pole. 



At a Consultation. 

Present : Tuesday 

thb 15 th : 
Streynsham Master Esq r Agent 
M E : Christophkr Hatton M K : Richard Mohun. 

Arthur Seymor having given bond in 200 : Pag os : to repair to and inhabit in Arthur 
Madraspatnam by January next upou his desire a pass was granted him for liberty gilSgWd 
of trade as an Inhabitant under the Hono bIe : Comp as : government. p™e ted a 

John Heathfield Chyrurgeon of this and Metchlepatam ffactory having marryed JohnHeath- 
the Relict of M r : Robert Fleetwood who hath taken the Towne of Naurasporam to {^fai^d 
farme about three yeares since, w ch : being against the Hono ble : Comp^ 8 : order, the Naurasporam. 
said John Heathfield was called into the Councell, and ordered to quit the farme 
of the said towne which he promised to doe, the terme for which it was taken, being 
expired by the midle of next Month. 

The Investments of Metchlep a : and Madapollam ffactorys being divided to orders for 
Marchants belonging to each place, it is ordered that as well the goods as all other ^{" s e ! the 
affairs relateing to the Aceo" 9 : be distinctly entered in the Bookes of Acco tts : kept distmct'in 
in each respective place, that is to say what is transacted at Metchlepatam in the each ffaotor y- 
Bookes kept at M etchlep a . and what is transacted at Madapollam in the Bookes 
kept at Madapollam; the goods provided in each place to be Invoiced apart in 
several Invoices, and the charge of each ffactory to be proportioned upon each sort of 
goods in the said Invoices accordingly, and y e : Bookekeepers are to observe to enter 
the goods in their bookes according to the Contracts by Consultation, and afterwards 
to deduct w* : is abated by order of Councell for want of Dimentions in length or 
breadth, and in all things to make the Aeco" 8 : conforme to the Orders in the 
Consultations. 

The Warehousekeeper is alsoe to observe to sort the g[oods according to the ye : Ware- 
severall musters contracted upon, and not to make any new sorts without order of £™?^; e J >er 

Councell. aooording to 

d. & c. 1679-80— iS B»U8[ters]. 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[15 T 



Conapa 
Bramini & 
his two Bons 
confin'd to 
the ffaetory. 



MADAPOLLAM, Al'BILL 1679. 

There being severall bad Debts due to the Hono ble : Company as apears by a 
Consultation in Metchlep a : the Li th . Aug 8t : 1675 ; It is ordered that the particulars 
of the said Debts shall hereafter be entered at the begining of every Journall 
kept in this ffaetory expressing at large the particulars thereof soe far as can be 
discovered, that is to say where the persons were or are, whither living or dead, what 
their professions, and in what time, and upon what occasion, each Debt was made 
and the Chief and Councell are at all times to endeavour the recoverv of them, and 
alsoe of those order'd to be entred in the Metchlep a : bookes as oportunity shall offer. 

Connapa the Bramini of this ffaetory having in severall instances behaved 
himselfe disrespectfully to the Hon ble : Comp as : affairs, and since the Agents arivall 
here cast oat slighting speeches of him, the said Conapa and his Sons Mongaraz and 
Gongaraz were called before the Councell and comitted under guard in y e : ffaetory 
untill further order. 

Streynsham Master. 
Christopher Hation. 
John Nicks Secret ry : Eichard Mohun. 



Wednes- 
day THE 
16 IH. 



ye: Contract 
of the 12 th : 
[ • • • ] 



Mi>rohimts 
for this yeare 
only. 



M* 



At a Consultation. 
Present : 
Streynsham Master Esq* : Agent 
Christopher Hati-dn M k : Richard Mohun. 
There arising some difference w th : the Merchants in drawing up the particulars of 
the Contract agreed upon with them the i2 th : instant, first about the prizes of the 
Ordinary Long Cioth and next about Mony paid at this time [of the] yeare upon the 
Investments hereafter, upon w ch : particulars they insisted soe obstinately upon their 
own way tho it apeared to the Councell to be to their detrim* : that upon their motion 
to conclude upon a Contract for this yeare3 Investment only, and neither partv to be 
obliged for longer continuance thereof, it was resolved and agreed with the 
Marchants at the following termes viz 1, 

ffor fine Longloth, fine Salampores, Percollaes, izarees & Dungarees, they are 
to allow 8 : ^ : Oent. abatement upon the prizes following. 



Long Cloth fine 72 
this ffactorv of 20 : Inci 



coveds long and 2£ : coveds broad browne by the Coved of 



: peece. 



at the same rates, by the same Musters, as agreed upon in 
the Contract with the Metchlepatam Marchants the 31 th : 
last Month. 



N° : 1 : at 4 
N° : 2 : at 4 
N° : 3 : at 3 
Salampores fine 
Percollaes 
Izarees and 
Dungarees 

Por Ordinary Longcloth, Ordinary Salampores, & three threaded Ginghams of 
40 : coveds at the prizes and rates following — 

Long cloth ordinary 722 : coveds long, 2 : broad, whited and cured. 
N°:I: at 25^ 

N° : 2 : at 25£ \ Pag 08 : ty : Corge. 
N°: 3 : at 24^J 
Salampores Ordinary 29± coveds long, 2 : coveds less 2 : Inches broad, whited 
and cured. 

N° : i : at U ~] 
N°: 2: ati3£ } Pag os : ty 
N°: 3: atl2ij 
Ginghams 3 : threads 41) : coveds long, 2| coveds broad, browne 



Corse. 



Diary and Consultation Boo/c, 1679-80. 



— MADAPOLLAM, APB1LL 1679. [16 th :] 

The measure of the said three sorts to be by the coved of this ffaetory of 20 : 
Inches, and what any of the foresaid Eight sorts of goods shall be wanting of Dimen- 
sions in length or breadth is to be deducted out of the prizes as usuall. 

The quantitys of the said goods to be the same as is exprest in the Consultation 
and contract made with the same lYIarchants the 18 th : March last, and unto the 9,000 : 
pag os : then paid them, the Councell have now ordered and is accordingly paid Z,000 : 
pag os : more, for w cti : ii,000 : pag 03 : the said Marchants Collipellee JNarso, Goba 
Lingona and Cunda Chumbroo have now agreed to allow 3 : & : Oent. which is to be 
charged to their Acco tt3 : upon Acco** : of the same Investment, and they doe alsoe 
promise to provide the said goods in Six months time as agreed the 13 th : March last, 
and the Agent and Councell doe promise that the Chief and Councell of this ffaetory 
shall pay to the amount of one halfe or two thirds of the whole Investment in or 
about the Month of August after y e : arivall of the Ships from England, and the 
remainder within one Month after all the goods are delivered & the Acco tls : adjusted, 
and the said Marchants shall not pay or allow any more or other Dustoore then i : & : 
-Cent, upon the course cloth and 1^ %> : Gent, upon the fine Cloth, w ch : Dustoore 
shall be equally divided between the Bramini and the Dubass of this ffaetory in the 
Companys Service, and the Chief and Councell of this factory shall assist the 
Marchants in the clearing the goods in case they shall be stopt in the Country, and 
in all other occasions for the Companys Service. 

The said Marchants having now desired an adjustm* : of the Errour in the r; E. rroar in 
Ginghams sent home last yeare, and M r : Hatton after consulting with M 1 ' : Wynne adjusted. 
about the same now reporting the difference to be two pag 08 : and a halfe in y e : first 
sort and If pag : ^ : Corge in the second sort in the Marchants wrong, by mistake 
through hast upon the Dispatch of the Ships, it is ordered to be repaid them accor- 
dingly. Upon the conclusion of this agreement and to gratify the Marchants request 
it was thought fitt to give them Tasherifs vizt. 

To the three Principall Marchants and to Comorase Gedda Shumboo whome Tasherifs to 
they have admitted to have -J T part principall share and for whome the other 3 : are ^an^&e": 
bound to each of them 3 : yards of fine Cloth, and to 6 : under Marchants each 3 : 
yards of Cloth Rashes, to the Factory Braminy, the Dubass and the Agents Dubass 
for his paines in the manageing this affair each 3 : yards of fine greene. 

Conapa the old Bramini and his Sons having offered 500 : pag os : to be discharged Conapa & Ms 
of their confinement without further punishment for their misdemeanours, the said eoT: p*^ 
summe was accepted, and they were called before the Councell and discharged the discharged 
Companys Service never to enter the Doores of any of the Companys ffactorys againe service!" 1 '* 3 '" 
upon paine of forfeiting 500 : pag os : for every such offence. 

Gruaraz who hath formerly for many years served the English in these parts, Qruaraz & his 
was then entertained in y e : Companys Service as Bramini of this ffaetory at the entertained as 
usuall sallery of 2 : pag os : ffi : Mensem and his Brother Narran to be y e : Expence Bramini. 
Bramini at i : pag : ^j> Mensem. 

Narsaraz a Gentue of great quallity in these parts & an antient friend to the Narsarazand 
English and their Interest, having given the Agent a visit a few daies since, and was jjrese°nted 
then presented with 6 : yards of Scarlett, his son having since sent a wild Hogg and 
some fruites desireing to make a visitt allsoe, it was thought fit rather to send him 
3 : yards of Cloth Bashes to prevent the trouble thereof and loss of time. 

There being conveniency in this place for the breeding up of Spotted Deer Spotted Deer 
which the Hono ble : Company doe every yeare order to be sent home for his Majesty ; fo r b EneUnd P 
It is ordered that care be taken to breed them up in this ffaetory to be sent home 
accordingly. 

Streynsham Master. 
Christopher Hatton. 
John Nicks Secret ry : Richard Mohiin. 



100 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[16P»] 



y e : Agent 
went to view 
the Dutoh 
house and 
compound 
at M arsapore ; 

Thursday 
the 17 th : 



18th : 
22| Pentepo 



19: 

27 : EJioor. 



20TH ; 

Easterdav 
ye: IS J 
Gullapellee. 
ye : Llymond 



■FROM MADAPOLLAM TO MADR4.SPATNAM, APBILL 1679. 



We went to view the Dutch house and compound at Xarsapore w ch : is a very- 
large peece of ground divided into two large inclosed Quadrangles, in one of which 
is as many forges as 300 : Smiths may worke in them, the compound" reaches down© 
to the River side, upon the sandy banke of which lyes many vessells which are 
imployed in that great Eice trade of Gingerlee. 

Having finished what was thought necessary to be done in this visitation of 
these ffactorys, in the Morning about 8 : a clock we sett forward upon our Journey 
to returne to Madraspatnam intending to goe the upward inland way and to make 
an Elbow to take a Sight of the Dimond Mines, we went this forenoone to 
Verasheroone w ch : is about 9 : or 10 : Miles from Madapollam, those two places and 
Pollieull makeing a Triangle, we viewed the Comp as : two Houses at Verasheroon 
w ch : stand one over against the other in one streete, both of them part fallen to the 
ground, and that w ch : stands of them it was not safe to adventure in to see them, 
the compounds of the houses are small but well seituated, being raised high from the 
streets, above a Mile from the Towne, there is a very large Mangoe garden of the 
Comp as : by w (h : the Tent was pitched for us, but the Country Goveruours 
claiming the right to the fruit of the trees by reason we have neglected it, the 
Agent gave order to M r : Hatton to send 4 : or 5 : Peons from Madapollam every 
yeare about Mangoe Season which is at this time of the yeare to watch the trees and 
gather the fruit to send to Madapollam thereby to preserve y e : Comp a " : right and 
title to the Garden, there is allsoe two other small Gardens nearer the Towne belong- 
ing to the Comp a : but all lye wast and only the great trees standing to shade the 
cattle & travellers from the Sun, and these with many others that are [about] this 
Towne would very well accomodate Weavers to worke under if the place were rented 
of the King by the Comp a : and kept under their government w ch : was now adjudged 
to be for the Comp as : Interest, keeping only a Warehouse at Verasheroone, and the 
ffactory to continue at Madapollam, but the Towne of Verasheroone is now ruined 
and empty of People through the tvrany of the government. 

In the Morning by breake of day we parted with M r : Hatton &c a : the ffactory 
that came to accompany us thus far on our way, and about noone we reached Pentepoll 
reckoned 2| Gentue leagues. 

We sett forward early in the night, and by 9 : or 10 : in the Morning came to 
Elloor 3 : gentue leagues, this Elloor is reckoned one of the greatest Townes in this 
Country, y e : King in his last progress comeing to see it, where are made y e best 
Carpetts after the manner of those in Persia, by a race of Persians w ch : they told us 
came over above, 100 : yeares agoe, the manner of makeing them we saw, and is in 
brief thus, the Loome is stretched right up and downe made of Cotton threads and 
the Carpett wrought upon them with the woollen yarne of severall collours by young 
boyes of 8 : to 12 : yeares old, a man with the Patterne of the worke drawne upon 
paper standing at the back side of the Carpett, and directing the Boyes that worke it, 
how much of each collour of yarne should be wrought in, and every thread being 
wrought they share it with a pair of Sizers and then proceed to the next, at this place 
a Horse of the Comp as : which we tooke with us from Madapollam falling lame we 
left him here with one of our English Men and a Peon to returne to Madapollam. 

At Elloor we lodged in a house of Aga Jelolls whose Brother in law prepared us 
victualls, and gave us Hens and Sheep, to whome for his kindness and in respect to 
Aga Jelol who marryed his sister we presented 3 : yards of Scarlett at parting. 

About two a Clock in the morning we sett out of Elloor and about 7 : arived 
at Gullapellee upon the Dimond Mines & lodged in the house where M r : Choi- 
mlev made his Investm* : of Dyimmds the last yeare, in the afternoone about 4 : a 
clock we went to the Mines about a Mile & halfe out of Towne upon a Hill to see 
them digg and lookefor the Dymonds, which is done after this manner, the ground is 
loose of a Redd fat sand and gravell, great and small Black Red and white stories, 
one or two of the Miners loosen the Earth with an Iron grow and others with Iron 
Pawraes or Spades heave it up to a heap from whence others with Basketts wind the 
small dust from it with the wind thence '• tis carryed to a troff made up of Stones and 



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FROM MADAPOLLAM TO MADRASPATNAM, APRILL 1679. [20™-] 

Earth and filled with water w ch : is brought thither above a Mile upon Mens heads, 
where all the gross earth is washed away from the gravell, for the Earth melts like 
Sugar and runs out of a bole with the water, soe the gravell all reinaiues, that they 
carry thence and spread upon a smooth plaine place prepared for the purpose, where 
the same Men (that digg, dust and wash the Earth) sett all the heat of the day in a 
ranke one by another with their faces toward the Sun, looking for the Dymonds, and 
the Man that Imployes them setts over against them, to see that what they fiud they 
deliver to him, and in this manner they find the Dymonds in the same fashion and 
Shape as they are sold rough, and by what we observed the cost and labour of finding 
them countervailes the vallue and worth of the Dyamonds ; Those that Tmploy the 
Miners doe not buy the ground as some have reported, But they and any 
one that lias a desire to imploy his Mony that way, first acquaints the 
Governour of the Mines with it, then he grants him license to spring a 
Mine where the Imployer thinks best paying 3 : pag 08 : & ; Mensem if he 
Imployes noe more then 10 : 20 : 30 : or 40 : Men in it, if more then 4 : and of 
some 5 : pag° 9 : & : Mensem, the miners or those labourers that worke in the Mines 
are paid 1} pag : & : Mensem in mony and Corue, and this is all the charge the 
adventurer in the Mines is at, except it be that they over bid one another some times 
for a good peece of ground w dl : one hath light upon & another hearing of it bids 
the Governour mony for it, and he that gives most has it ; But besides the rent of 
3 : to 5 : pag os : ^ : Mensem to the Governour for the King there is a custome or 
Excise sett upon all Corne at about 50 : & : Gent, above the markett, upon Salt, Beetle 
and Tobacco at above double and treble the Markett rate, and all the Miners and 
those that deale there (except a priviledged EuglishMan or such like) are compelled 
to live upon the Mines in those Townes where that Excise is raised. The Towne of 
Gullapelle tho within a Mile and halfe of the Mines is without those limits, & 
therefore none of the Miners or Dealers in Dymonds are allowed to live there, but 
at Mellwillee about 4 : or 5 : Miles from Gullapelle, where the Govern 1, : of the Mines 
lives, the whole rent of these mines is reckoned to the King worth 6O0OO : pag os : 
3f> : anil, and as much more to the Govern 1, : to bribe the Courtiers to hold the place, 
There was none of the Mines that we saw this day w ch : were dugg above o : foot 
deepe from the surface of the Earth, and most of them about two foot, the ground 
first overgrown with shrubs and Bushes w ch : the Miners digg up with the Earth, 
these Mines lye upon a flat hill upon the top and on the side of it, where are found 
small and great Dymonds of good and bad waters, but very little Bort, aud the}' say 
that y e adventurers in these Mines seldome loose in their undertakings. 

This morning came severall of the most eminent Marchants from the Mines to nym- 
visit us at Gullapelle, and to try how we were inclined to buy, at first they asked 
moderate rates, w oh : when we bought they raised and afterward would not shew 
more but what they asked Dear for, soe we could not lay out 1 000 : pag 0i : amongst 
us all for feare of injuring y e : Markett ; at 3 : in the afternoone we sett out of 
Gullapelle, passed over the mines to Mellwillee and Raizpent w <h : is about b' : Miles, 
allmost all that ground being spread w th : Miners, and the Mines in the valleys were Mii e8 63- 
much deeper then those upon the hills, being some of +heui 10 : and 12 : foot deep, 
and some mines were sprung upon ground where Corne had been sowen and reaped 
a few months since, The Govern r : of the Mines at Mellwille sent to complement the 
Agent & excuse his not comeing out to meet him as he said he intended to doe, to 
w ch : a civill an swear was returned; The two Townes of Mellwillee and Raizpent 
upon the Mines are very large & populous, but the buildings all thatcht Hovells, 
the people are well favoured, well clothed, and looke as tho they fed well to under- 
goe their great and hott labour tho Corne &c a : be at excessive rates, and the place 
must needs be full of mony to pay 30 : or 40000 : labourers in the Mines besides 
many others, the Dymonds being allsoe allwayes bought w th : ready Mony, the 
Country pleasant like England about London, by Raizpent is a large pleasant greene 
valley full of flocks of Woolly Sheep, thence to Mustabad where we lodged this 18 

night, we travailed through a mountainous Country by very pleasant vallys w th : Mostabad 
Tankes of water, and came to our Journeys end about 8 : at night, having travailed 
two Gentue leagues. 

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13| Mnngull 
gurree. 



Beewar. At 3 : this morning we sett out of Mustabad, from w ch : place to Beswar is one? 

Gentue league, Beswar lyes iu the road from Metchlepatam to Guleondah, at w oh : 
piaee the King ordered the English and Dutch to take leave of him in his progress 
in January last, it stands by the side of a Mountaine as does Mustabad, Mungull- 
gurree and most of the Townes in this Mountainous Country, by it runs the River 
Kisna w ch : we passed between Pully war and Narragoodra, upon the two Mountaines 
at Beswar there are severall pagodaes much esteemed by the Gentues, who report 
that there are alsoe great treasures upon these Hills, by y e : towne are large groves 

Mites si. °f trees, having foarded the River Kisna (w ch : is very good water) by the help of 
the rising Sun we saw the walls of the great Castle of Coundapellee upon great Hills 
about 7 : miles from Beswar, this Castle is said to be stronger and biger then that of 
Guleondah, and 'tis said the old king had a designe to remove his seat thither after 
he was surprized by OraDzeeb, and tis believed that the great reason of this Kings 
makeing such frequent progresses into these parts is to remove his treasure first and 
afterward his Court to this Castle of Coundapellee, w ch : is reported to be 9 : Miles 
compass upon a very high Hill by the River Kishna, for Madana the Bramini his 

is| Munguii- prime Minister of State stayed at Beswar (when the King tooke his pleasure about 
gnrree. the Country) upon pretence of doeing devotions to the pagodas and feeding many 
hundreds of Braminys, w eh : some say was to lay up the treasure in Cundapelle 
Castle, w ch : those Braminys brought from Guleondah 6 : or 7 : daies journey from 
Beswar, and Beswar is 45 : Miles from Metchlepatam, from Beswar we travailed 
halfe a league through a mountainous Country to Mungullgurree where we tooke up 
our quarters in a great Pagodae by w ch : is a very deep Well made of Stone, and Stoue 
steps to goe downe to the bottome of it, built by Gruaraz Bramini to the Dutch 
ffactory at Metchlepatam late Deceased at this place we went to a pagodae which 
(with many others) stands a good height upon the side of the Mountaine by the 
towne, which we assended by stone Staires, where there is a Brasen face of the 
Image of the God Narsing whose head and uper parts resemble a Lyon, and the 
hinder parts a Man this Brasen fac't God 'tis reported all the Country over drinks 
up just the halfe of any Pot of Sherbet bigg or little that is given him and stops 
there refusing to drinke more of the same pot, but the halfe of another, and soe of 
as many as are brought to him, there being severall pots of Sherbett made of Jagra 
prepared we observed the miracle very dilligently how an old Bramini with a 
Chanke Shell filled out of one of the largest pots, and poured it into the Mouth of the 
Image, untill he guessed the pott was halfe out, and then instead of putting the shell 
full into the mouth of y e Image and soe pouring it in he drew his hand back and 
poured the Sherbet without the Mouth saying the Image was satisfied and refused 
to drinke more, the better to satisfie ourselves of the Cheat, we made the Bramini 
give him two small Potts more, both which he did in the same manner, the Brasen 
head of the Image stands in a darke stinking place cut into the Rock, at one coiner 
of which we spyed a hollow place that had a glimmering light in it w ch : they would 
not let us looke into, where we suppose y e : sherbet is taken up by the Braminies 
w ch : they say the Image drinks by this simple invention all the Gentues in the Country 
are deluded, and ' tis said two thousand Braminys are maintained by it. One of our 
Horses being desperately sick we left him behind us at this place with men to looke 
to him. 
23th . At midnight we departed from Mungullgurree & before 9 : in the Morning came 

27 : Ponnoor to Punnoor 3 : leagues, this day we left the Mountainous Country and travailed 
through a plaine Country by many fine groves of trees. 

24 : About midnight we left Punnoor and before 9 : in the morning arived at 

27 : Tenta- Yentapollam that is H : leagues, in the midway of w ch : Journey we fell into Metchle- 
poikm p a tam Road to Yentapollam, and a while after came to a place where Hodgee Allee 
a Persian lyes buryed that divides the Road to Metchlepatam and Baupatla, at said 
tombe there is Milke, Buttermilke, Purgo aud water allways ready for all travellers 
gratis given by the deed of the defunct about \Lacuna in the original] yeares agoe T 
and duly observed to this day, since we came from Verasheroone we could get only 
Cuscus straw for our Horses untill this day, and here they had grass. 



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Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 103 

FROM MADAPOLLAM TO MADRASPATJVAM, APRILL 1679. 25: 

About 2 : in the morning we sett out of Yentapollara & by j.0 : arived at 175'j mi?es!" 
Alloor 3: gow. 26 TS . 

About midnight we sett out of Alloor and passing 2: Rivers one of Saltwater 27 1 : e careda. 
another of fresh water, about 7 : in the Morning we came to Careda, and though it was 
near a high water, yet we foarded that River up to the shoulders, this was 3 : short 
Gentue leagues travell, At this place severall of the relations of our Madrass 
Marchants came to visit the Agent, & brought a present of Eice, Hens, Butter, Milke 
&e a : of whome enquiry being made of the trade and revenue of the place, they in- 
formed us that there was made Ordinary and fine Salampores, Dymities, Dyapers, 
Ginghams and such like goods about 5 : or 6 : leagues up in the Country, this being 
only the Port to Ship off and land goods and little or noe trade at all here, from 
hence to Gulcondah the Road was good being about 8 : days Journey for a footman, 
and about a Month for Oxen laden, which is much about the same distance as from 
Metehlepatam to Gulcondah. that there was often Copper, Tynn, Tuttynague and 
Lead sent by them from hence to Gulcondah, the charge of w ch : was f pag° : for the 
Ox hire, and If pag° : for the Jungan which is 2 : pag os : for an Ox loading of 8 : 
Maunds, that is 5 pag os : ^ Candy and the English and Dutch pay 4 : pag" s : & : 
Candy from Metehlepatam to Gulcondah tho priviledged by the Kings Phyrm' 1 : and 
the Gentues and others pay 6 : pag os : & Candy there. The River that runs into the 
Sea at this Towne they say comes from a fresh spring out of the mountaines 10 : 
Leagues off, and the water is fresh but 2 : Miles up the River from the Towne, the 
Barr never shutts up all the yeare, and at a low water there was about 4 : foote 
upon the Barr. The Towne is small and of meane thatcht houses and narrow streets, 
it stands about [a mile from the Sea side, the] ground belonging to it is most Sandy 
about 5 : or 6 : miles in compass, under the Sirkell imediately as is Madrass and S 4 : 
Thoma, and noe other Townes under it, the Revenue of the Corne comes to 1000 : to 
2000 : Pag os : & : Annum according [to the crops] and price, there being a great [a 
word or two lost] Tanke of water never dry which produces Rice all ye yeare round, and 
the Customes from 100 : to 300 : Pag as : ^ : Annum at If ty : Gent upon import- 7~TZ m s 
ations and 1 f Ifr Gent : upon exportations, only Sea Custome taken and noe land 
Custome, at present there is a Braminy Govern r of the Towne put in by the 
Sirkell Nabob Mahmud Ibraim, if this place were in our hands as is Madrass, 'tis 
presumed that in few yeares the greatest part of the trade at Metchlep a : would be 
drawn hither, & be of great advantage ; In the Evening we tooke horse and viewed 
the ground about the Towne w ch : we found according to the report of the Marchants, 
and stockt with Cowes & Buffelas (like a Marsh in England) feeding upon good pasture 
where the Corne had been reaped, The Towne stands upon y lJ : highest Spott of ground 
by the River side and overlookes all the Corne fields and meadows, we lodged in a 
mangoe garden by the tanke side a pleasant greene place. 

Departing from Careda about 10 : at Night we came to Jiielldinde by 6 : this 27 th - 
morning, foarding a broad Saltwater River a little short of Jiielldinde. In .the after- 27 Jueiidinde. 
noone about 4 : a Clock we sett out of Jueiidinde that we might pass the River of 
Oudcore at a low water which wo did about 9 : at night and by 11 : came to Ganga- 
patam leaving all our bagage upon the way having travailed 5^ large Gentue leagues patam! nSa " 
this day. 

At breake of day we departed from Gangapatam and by io : in the Morning came 
to Kishnapatam, there we lay this Night and all our baggage came in with us, here 
we understood that the Dutch some 5 : or 6 : yeares since sounded the Barr and the 
River of Coleer and desired a settlement upon an Island about two miles up the "patam! 
River, a good fertile peece of ground, and the River deep fitt for vessells of some 
burthen, but the King of Gulcondah would not admitt them such a settlement. ^ : 

About 4 : in the Morning we sett out of Kishnapatam having ferryed the River S 8 ' 
with all our luggage in two boats by 9 : we came to Cotapatam, there we stayed 9 : Cotapa- 
untill 3 : afternoon and then proceeded to Armagon alias Duraspatain this Evening gfSSras- 
where Veronas people entertained us. patam. 

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30TH . FROM MABAPOLLAM TO MADRASPATNAM, APRILL 1679. 

18 : ohycara- Departing from Arniagon about midnight we came to Chycaracoat by 8 : in the 

ooat Morning, passing through many Slows overflowed with Salt water by reason of the 

m »m Spring tides it being new Moone, here the Ha valdar visited the Ageut againe with 

ay some fruites &c a : and then he was presented with 3 : yards Cloth Rashes. From 

Chycaracoat the Agent sent his Chief Dubass to Policat to desire the Governour to 

spare his boates to Ferry us over the River. 

Seting out from Chycaracoat about midnight just at breake of day 2 : or 3 : 
Miles short of the River we mettsign r : Hartsing the 2 fl : and 4 : others of the Couneell 
of Pollicat with two of the Governour Jaques Caulier his Sons whom he sent to meet 
the Agent and invite him into Pollicat, himselfe not being able to stirr out of the 
18 .- Polecat: ffort, which invitation was accepted, soe we stayed to shift our Selves at a Choultry 
near the River sending all our Pallankeens & Horses over before in boates sent for 
that purpose we followed our Selves and came into Pollicat ffort by Seaven this 
Morning, there was a guard made of the Garrison in Amies and head peeces from the 

gate to the staires of the Governours lodgings, at the top of the staires .the 

319J milt*. Govern r : received the Agent excusing his not corneing farther, being not able to 
climb up one step without being carryed by reason of age and weakness in his 
knees, which was true, thence he carryed us into a large roome well furnished 
where two great Chaires were placed at the upper end of two rowes of Ebony 
chairs in one of w oh : at his right hand he placed the [a few words losf\ first fireing 
3 : vollys, the great guns were then discharged round the ffort, and upon the 
Redoubt by the Sea side in all fivety one Canon, y e ffort stands cleare of the Towne 
a convenient distance, 'tis built w th : 4 : Bastians Moted with a Fosbray, there is 8 : 
Cannon upon each Bastian, and some Canon upon the Curtaines, the Curtaines are 
broad and handsome great Margosia trees growing upon them, which makes y e ffort 
very pleasant, the Governours lodgings stand upon the Eastward Curtaine next the 
Sea side, being a handsome spatious strong building well furnished, besides which there 
are many other good buildings for lodgings Warehouses Storehouses, a Chappel! and 
Guard roomes within y e : ffort and yet the ffort seemes to be but little larger then 
ffort S* : George. In the ffornoone the Agent walked round y e : ffort upon the 
Curtaine and viewed all the accomodations thereof ; At noone we were treated with 
a very splendid Dinner, the Table being spread with about i00 : Dishes of meate 
well dressed and well sett out, and as many of all sorts of dryed Sweet meates made 
after the Europe manner, Wine of all sorts in great plenty, five healths were dranke 
about at Table, and all the Canon in the ffort and some at y e Redoubt in all 51 : 
fired every time, two healths were dranke after Dinner with Canon fired, at about 
five afternoone y e Agent tooke his leave, the Governour excused himselfe from accom- 
panying the Agent out of Towne or downe Staires by reason of weakness, but his 
Lady with severall other gentlewomen, sign r : Hartsing and others of the Couneell 
and severall others aecompanyed us to Ohena Pollicat where Heer Caulier [hath built 
a GardeifLhouse, there we were treated at a very handsome supper and other diver- 
ge " 



Miles 319£. 



tisemeiits^of merry ment until] midnight, then we tooke leave, the Dutch Lady and 
gentlemen returning to Pollicat, and we proceded \jt few words lost], One thing 
remarkeable we | a few words lost] in Pollicat, which was that by advices from 
Tannassaree, Pegu, Arracan aud Bengale the Earthquake which happened the 28 th : 
January last, happened allsce in all them places and upon all the Coast of Chorman- 
dell at one and the same minute of time. 

18 :Trevitore I n tQe Morningabout 6 : a clock we arived at Trevitore and stayed there untill 

2*: 4 : afternoone, all the Couneell aud many others of the Companys Servants and of the 

Inhabitants of the Towne corneing thither to meet the Agent ; One of the Companys 
of the Garrison that was free Guard mett him at Pursotams Garden and thence mareht 
before him into Towne, the people in great numbers flocking out to meet him, the 
Guns at the ffort began to tire when he was by the Pagodae in the Gentue Towrie, 
and fired untill he eutred y e : ffort 27 : Guns, then the Soldyers in armes fired S : 

5: Madras- vollys w ch : ended the Ceremony, the Agent and all his Company returning in good 
health (praised be Godj from this Journey w ch : tho troublesome to the undertakers 
hath been of great advantage to the Hono ble : Company. 

John Nicks Secret 17 ' 



patnam 



road. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 105 

ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, AUGUST 1679. 

A Memoriall of Streynshain Master Esq 1 ' : Agent of the Coast of Chormandell and 
"Bay of Bengale &c a : His voyage to Metchlepatarn and the Bay to visit those 
Factorys belonging to the Hono Dle : English East India Company. 

This Evening the Agent Imbarqued on board the Golden Fleece Cap* : John f EY dat 
North Commander, with M r : Richard Mohun of the Couneell, M r : Richard Elliot the ¥ m °- 
Chaplaine, John Micks Secretary, Richard Browne and Henry Oxinden Writers, y e: Agent 
Ensigne William Eichardson and 13 : Soldyers, besides Peons and Pallenkeen boys, barquedon 
And on board the ueorge Cap*: Nehemiah Earning Imbarqued John Thomas Factor Goid el n PS 
with his Wife to live in the Bay, William Rivett and John Goddard Writers, & Fleece and 
Clement King Clerke of the Court ; M 1 ' : Nathaniell Cholmley tooke his passage on George - 
the ship George to Metchlepatam with intentions to goe thence to the Mines to make 
his yeares Investments in TJymonds. 

At night about 10 : a clock we sett sayle from Madias Road, and next Morning settimyie 
by breake of day were in sight of Pollicat, where about 6 : or 7 : a clock we heard *™ inMadia9R 
severall Guns fired, but not knowing that they were to salute us, by reason we were 
then out of sight of y e : place, and the wind off the shoare, our Ships answeared them 
not, by reason if we had fired they ashoare could neither have heard the report nor 
seene the smoake of y e : Guns. 

In the forenoone w th : both ships we came to anchor in Metchlepatam Road, 4™ . 
where we found riding a great Dutch Plyboat w th : a fBagg w ch : saluted us with 3 : and both ships 
Guns a peece, a small Ship of a Dutch Freeman of Zeiloan : James Homers ship the ^tchiepa: 
Mary and 3 : Jounkes belonging to Metchlepatam ; M r : Christopher Hatton Chief 
of the Factory with M r : Field and M r : Wynne of the Couneell & others of the Factory 
and the Freeman came off in two great boates and were aboard us presently after we 
came to anchor ; The wind blowing fresh off the land, we could not goe on shoare 
this dav. 



At a Consultation. Wednes- 

day THE 
Present 6 th 

Streynsham Master Esq" : Agent 
M E : Christopher Hatton M b : Kichard Mohun. 

The winds having blowne soe strong off the land since the ships arivall into why <*» 
this Road untill this time and are like soe to continue, w ch : having hindered the Agents g 6 e™L^are. 0t 
goeing ashoare and the time now spending away, It is thought fitt for the Agent and 
Couneell to remaine aboard ship, and there to resolve upon and give such directions 
as are necessary for the settlement of the ffactorys of Metchlepatam and Madapollam 
independant one of another. 

In persuance therefore to the Hono ble : Comp as : Orders for the Settlement of the the settlement 
said Factorys soe Independant and subordinate to the Agent and Couneell, It is ffj^f cblepa ; 
resolved that at the ffactory at Metchlep a shall reside y e : following Persons vz 1 : 

M r : Christopher Hatton Chief "1 

M r : John Tivill Second Rooke keeper > of Couneell 

M r : Maurice Wynne third Warehousekeep r : J 

George Ramsden Factor Steward 
John Clarke Writer 

John Heathfield Chyrurgeon to reside at Metchlep a : but to remove 
to Madapollam when occasion requires. 

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[6th-] 



ye : settle- 
ment of 
Madapollam 
ffaotory. 



Madapollam 
ffactory to 
take Uopys 
of the Rales 
for manage- 
mt : St ye : 
Compas : 
, affairs at 
Metchlepa : 
3000 : pagos : 
for Madapol- 
lam. 



and Wine, 
Paper & 
Quills &a : 



about ye : re- 
trenchmt of 
the charges of 
ye : ffaetorys 



neoessarys to 
be provided at 
Metchlepa : 



ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, AUGUST 1679. 

That at the ffactory at Madapollam shall reside the following Persons viz*: 
M r : John Field Chief ^ 

M r : Henry Croone Colbourne Second Booke keep r ! {f1 ,. 

M r : Samuell Wales third Warehousekeeper ' f 0t ^ ounce11 

William Ayloffe ffactor Steward J 

and that the ffaotory at Madapollam may not be wanting of the Directions and 
Rules prescribed for the orderly management of the Companys affairs ; It is ordered 
that they doe take Copys out of the Metchlep a : Consultation Bookes and Copy 
Bookes of Letters of all things relateing thereunto from the yeare 1675 : and parti- 
cularly those Consultations relateing to the Investments at Madapollam. 

For the compleating of this yeares Investment at Madapollam, It is ordered that 
the Chief and Councell at Metchlepatam shall deliver SOU : pag os : of the 90000 ; 
now brought from the ffort to the Chief and Councell for Madapollam & allsoe one 
Chest of Canary Wine, a proportionable quantity of Paper and Quills, s'>me pes : of 
fine and some of Ordinary Broad Cloth for Presents, and one of the two of the 
Comp as : Seales at Metchlep a : and the Copy bookes of Aceo tts : Consultations and Let- 
ters of Madapollam are there to remaine in that ffactory not to be removed neither at 
this time nor here after. 

As to the retrenchment of the charges of the ffaetorys w ch : the Hono ble : Comp a : 
doe require, upon examination of the said charges it is found that they are much less 
now then they have been of late yeares, and the business of the Investm ts in both 
ffaetorys greater then heretofore, however the Chiefs and Counoells of each ffactory 
are charged to be as frugall in their Expences as possible, both in the Table Expence, 
and of Peons and other Servants to keepe as few as the business can dispence with, 
the Dutch having y e : last yeare put away their Drums, Pipes &c a : and many Peons, 
found themselves soe meanly esteemed and slighted that they were not able to carry 
on their business, and therefore were necessitated to take them againe, and to live in 
y e same port and quality as formerly. 

It is ordered that the Chief and Councell at Metchlep a : shall provide the 
following particulars to be sent to the ffort upon the ships at their returne from y e : 
Bay Viz 4 : 

6000 : pes : Gunny 
50 : Candy Eoapes. 
20 : Candy Twine. 
100 : baggs of the best Wheat each 10 : Maund. 



& at Madapol- 



Peter large to 
pay 64 : 
Pagos : to ye : 
Cliie t Of Met- 
chlepatam. 
Dc-ing ye : 
Agents 
al ■inoe the 
Chiefs of 
Met;hlepa ; 
and llada- 
poUam to 
follow the 
Orders of ye ; 
Deputy 
Goven* 
andUounoeJl 
at the ffort. 



And it is ordered that the Chief and Councell of Madapollam doe provide. 
300 : baggs of Gram each 5 : Maund 
100 : Collars of Bandaleers cover'd with Leather. 

Ordered that Peter Large doe pay 54 : pag os : to the Chief of Metchlepatam 
w jh : mony is to lye deposited in the Companys Cash to answear the charge about y e : 
Customes which he was forced to pay at Gulcondah. 

It is ordered that during the Agents absence upon his Voyage to the Bay, the 
Chief and Councell of Metchlepatam and alsoe the Chief and Councell of Madapollam 
are to follow such orders and directions as they shall from time to time receive from 
the Deputy Govern 1 ' : & Councell at ffort S* : George in relation to the Hono ble : 
Comp^ : affairs. 



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ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, AUGUST 1679, 



Council 
MetcrJep a 

for their 
(jovernmt 



[6—] 

This Consultation is to be signed by the Agent & Oounoell aud deliver' d to the T > i ^°^ ult " 
Chief and Couneell at Metehlep a : for their government and direction, and Comission dew to 
and Instructions are to be drawn up for the Chief and Couneell of Madapollam for fij^fl^ 
their direction, Copys of both \y oh : are to be sent by the Respective Chiefs to the 
Deputy Gov r : and Couneell at the ffort by the first conveighance thither. 

Streynshah Master 
Christop 11 : JEatton. 
John Nicks Secret 1 '^ Richard Mohun. 

M r : Heathfield the Chyrurgeon of the ffactory came aboard Ship and gave 7 th • 
Aceo*' : that the 5 th : at night he comeing from Madapollam with William Ayloffe J^T 
dangerously sick of a Feaver,the said William Ayloffe Dyed about 10 : Miles from Deceased. 
Madapollam and his Corps was carryed back and buryed at Madapollam. 



Thursday 
At a Consultation. y : 7m : 

Present. 

Streynsham Master Esq* : Agent 
M R : Christopher Hatton M e : Richard Mohjn. 

William Ayloffe who by the Consultation yesterday was apointed Steward of John oi"*e 
Madapollam ffactory being Dead of a Feaver, It is ordered that John Clarke doe Madapollam. 
reside at Madapollam ffactory to write the Stewards aceo tts : there, and to doe such 
other business as he shall be required by the Chief. 

Ordered that the Chief and Couneell at Metchlepatam doe take charge of the ye chief 
Estate of William Ayloffe Deceased according to the Houo llIe : Companys Orders. thUgeli^ 

William Ayl 
o£Eb Estate. 

In regard there is great want of Writers in these ffactorvs, and it is not needfull noe bookes of 

. * Letters reoe* 

to write copy Bookes of [Lres ] to be sent to the Fort and to England, all the Letter 8 and sent 

being received from and sent to the ffort where they are Registered and sent home, t h e ffort 1 or° r 

It is therefore ordered that at Metchlepatam and Madapollam there shall be copy for England. 
Bookes of the Letters received and sent kept in the ffactorys but not transcribed to 
be sent for the ffort or for England. 

The Comission and Instructions for the Chief and Couneell at Madapollam y>: Commis- 

was read and passed. EShJEtLa 

read. 

George Yriell having giveu bond in 200 : pag os : to reside at Madras as an ^orge Vrioii 

Inhabitant there by August next, a Pass was granted him for liberty of trade as an granted a 

Inhabitant under the Hono ble : Companys Government. pa88 - 

This Consultation is to be signed by the Agent and Couneell and delivered to the This Consuit- 

Chief and Couneell at Metchlepatam to be entered in their Consultation Booke with f i( Ty rd . 

yesterdays Consultation, and the Copy to be sent to the Deputy Governour and the chief & 

Couneell at the ffort. SSSS5^* S 

Streynsham Master. 
Christop e : Hatton. 
John Nicks Seeret ry Richard Mohun. 

Commission and Instructions given by us y e : Agent and Couneell for Affairs of v : Compas.- 
the Hono ble : English East India Company upon the Coast of Chormandell and in the keae 
Bay of Bengale unto M r : John Field Chief &c a : Couneell for y e : Affairs of v e : 
said Hono ble : Comp a : at Madapollam. 



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Records of Fori St. George 



[7th.] 



-ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, AUGUST 1679. 



Comission 
& Instruc- 
tions given 
by the Agent 
& Couneell to 
the Chief 
&o a : at 
Madapollam. 
Mr : J no : 
Field Chief 

Henry 
Croone 
Colbourne 
second 
& Samuel] 
Wales third. 



M R : John Field &c a : Counoell 

We having in peisuauce to the Hono 1)le : Companys orders in their Letter dated the 
3 rt : January 167-| resolved to settle their ffactory and Investments at Madapollam rade- 
pendant of Metehlepatam and subordinate only to y e : Agent and Couneell, have 
thought fit and doe hereby apoint you M r : John Field in respect to your Degree and 
quality in the Comp as : service and your experience in the business at that place, to 
be Chief of the said Factory at Madapollam untill such time as the Eono ble : Comp a : or 
our Selves, or the Agent aud Couneell our Successors shall thinke fit to order the 
contrary ; and for your assistance in Couneell we apoint M r : Henry Croone Colbourne 
Second tokeepethe Acco tts : &c a : according to the Hono ble : Comp as : Orders and Rules, 
and M 1 ' : Samuell Wales third to be Warehousekeeper and to take charge of all 
Expences of the ffactory, and to keepe the Acco tts : thereof. 



to direct all 
business by 
result of 
Couneell 



You are duly to observe to direct all business by order & Result of Couneell > 
to w ch : purpose you are constantly to meet in Couneell every Munday and Thursday 
& oftner as business shall require, all the Acco tts : of the ffactory, and all the letters 
that $ou write are to be read and passed in Couneell as hath been ordered, and you 
are Monthly to send the Copy of your Diary & Consultations & Acco" : of Cash to 
the ffort as hath of late been practised. 



to take Copys 
of rules &ca : 
out of the 
Metchle- 
patei m 
hookes. 



That you may well understand in what manner and method the Hono ble : 
Companys business is to be manadged we have ordered and we doe hereby order that 
you take Copys of all those Rules, Directions and Orders that have been given by the 
Hono ble : Comp a : or by the Agent for the Regular manadgeing the same at Metchlep* : 
ffactory, & we doe require your Strict observance of the same, and in default thereof 
we doe here precaution you, that you may expect the execution of the Hono ble : 
Companys severest orders that is dismission from their service. 



concerning You well know that the Investment is allready contracted for with the Marchants 

me e ut nvest " a ^ Madapollam, the particular sorts, quantitys, Dimentions and prizes you will find in 

the Consultations in March and Aprill last, and the abatements to be made thereupon, 

to endeavour which Consultations being in the Metehlepatam Consultation Booke you are to take 

o^VXitry Copys thereof and enter them in the booke to be kept in your Factory, aud we 

Long cloth, recommend it to you to looke well to the sorting of the Cloth, and to hasten the 

Marchants what you can, soe that the Investment may be timely finished and the 

goods all packt & ready to be shipt off by the first of December, the Ships being 

intended to be returned sooner from the Bay this yeare then usuall, And we order 

you to use your best endeavours w th : the Marchants to increase the Ordinary 

Long Cloth as much as they can procure more then the 20000 : pes : they have 

allready contracted and undertaken for, in regard we shall fall short of that Sortment 

in other places. 

You are to take 3000U : pag os : with you from Metchlep a : for the carrying on the 
said Investment at Madapollam w ch : with the 11000 : Pag os : paid to those Marchants 
in March and Aprill last aud 10000 : pag os : lately sent thither makes up 510()0 : Pag os : 
w ch . w m k e sufficient for the worke, tho (as we hope) you should increase the quan- 
tity of the Ordinary Long Cloth ; you are allsoe to take a proportionable quantity of 
Paper and Quills, a Chest of Canary Wine, some pes : of Fine and Ordinary Broad' 
Cloth, one of the Comp as : Seales and what other things are needfull and can be 
spared from Metchlep a : factory, for the use of the Factory at Madapollam. 



The stock for 
Madapollam 
this yeare. 



good orders We recommend it to you to keepe good orders in y e : government of the ffactory, 

for govern- n0 £ t be often absent from the house, nor late in the night time, and never to leave 

the ffactory voyd of some English and Peons to guard and watch it whilst you have 

a charge of Mony there. 



Diary and Oonsultahn Book, 1679-80. 109 

ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, AUGUST 1679 [7™.] 

You are to take under your care the Cornp 3 - 3 : houses and Gardens at Yerasheroone ye : houses & 
that they may not loose the right and title to them, but you are not to be at any veraahwoon* 
further charge thereupon, then what lately hath been accustomed and endeavour to to be taken 
get in the bad Debts thereabouts. 

The Governour of Dasheroon and them parts Kishnapa a Braminy hath been 
very respectfull to the Companys Investments there abouts the last and this yeare, 
for w ch : he was presented the last yeare and expects as much or more this yeare, to Pisoauh 
wherein you must not faile him, nor let him waite long in expectation of it, but Governour of 
upon the first faire oportunity send him such a present or something more in Cloth Dasheroone. 
&c a : as was sent to him the last yeare, w ch : will secure the Marchants dealings in his 
government (where the greatest of the business lyes) without Interruption. 

You are to provide in readiness to be laden upon the Ships at their returne from 
the Bay for Acco" : of the Hono ble : Comp a : 

300 : baggs of Gram, each bagg 5 : maunds. gram & 

100 : Collars of Bandaleers covered with Leather, each ^proiided.** 

Collar to have 14 : Bandaleers and a primer. 

w ch : are to be landed at the ffort for the use of the garrison, & you are to observe to 
Invoice the goods laden upon the ships for England in distinct Invoices and the goods 
to be landed at the ffort in Invoices by themselves. 

It is intended that one or two of the ships shall be ordered to come to anchor y e : ships to 1 
off of Narsapore Biver, and there to take in the goods you provide at Madapollam, Na°rBapore° 
therefore take care to keepe some Cattamarans off in the Month of December to give EiTer 
the ships notice where to anchor, and how to carry their boates into the Biver, 
and to give you notice of the ships comeing to anchor there that noe time may be 
lost in sending the goods off, for which you must provide good, strong and titht 
boates. 

We have apointed John Clarke a Writer to be at Madapollam to write the J° nn Clarke 
Stewards acco tts : under the Warehousekeeper and to doe such other business as you Mada^oUam. 
shall order him. 

And in regard the letters w ch : are sent to and from your ffactory are noebookesof 
Begistered at the ffort and thence sent home to the Hono ble : Comp a : you may not anient tote 
write any Copy bookes of Ires, to send to the ffort or to England, but be sure to a^^. j£ 
keepe copy Bookes thereof in the ffactory fairly written there to remaine. England. 

The Hono bIe : Comp a : complaine much of the great charges of their ffactorys, |° ^i rasan 
therefore we require you to be as frugall in all manner of expenees as you can 
possible, keepe but a moderate table there being but few of you, and as small a 
number of Peons as can consist with the Dispatch of y e : business, but we cannot 
stint you to a certaine number, because the business does sometimes require more, 
some times less, w ch : you are to observe and to regulate y e : charge as much as 



During the Agents absence upon this his voyage to y e : Bay, you are to send y° a ur ? d T. :oes 

your advices &c a : to the Deputy Govern 1 and Councell at Fort S* : George and to sent to ye : 

follow such Orders as you shall from time to time receive from them, & you are to 1^*7 & 

send them a copy of this our Commission and Instructions by the first conveighance Counoeii at 

that offers. theffort 



during ye : 

Agent's 

absence. 



Given under our hands and the Hono l,le : Companys Seale on board fchip Golden 
Fleece in Metchlepatam Road the 7 th : day of August Anno Domini 1679. 

Steetnsham Mastek. 
Christopher Hatton. 
John Nicks Secref 51 - Richard Mohun. 

d. & c. 1679-80—28 



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Records of Fort St. George. 



[7th] ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, AUGUST 1679. 

To the Worsp ll : Joseph Hynmees Esq/ : 
Deputy Goveknour of Tort S t : George 
Madraspatnam &c a : Counckll. 



why the Departing from you the first instant at night, it pleased God we arived here 

noT^hoa^ at with the George in our Comp a : the 4 th : by noone. M. r : Christopher Hatton &e a : of 

Metehiepa- j^e ffactory came then aboard of us, and have most of them soe continued ever since, 

the wind blowing hard off the land, and the Govern r : of Metehlep a : Aga Jellol 

being just upon goeing to Court to quit his Imployment the Agent hath thought 

convenient to keepe aboard to save the Company y e charge of a Present, w oh : the 

Govern 1 ' : would use one meanes or other to get out of us being very greedy of Mony 

to make all fair at Court at his goeing out of place, or if denyed, it may be he might 

doe the Comp as : affairs some shreud turne, w ch : we hope may be avoyded by uot 

goeing ahsoare. 

referr'dtothe You will see in the Copy of our Consultations which we have ordered to be sent 

& "commfesSn you how the two ffactorys of Metchlepatam and Madapollam are setled, to which and 

& instructions t the Copy of the Cofhission and Instructions for the Chief and Councell at 

settlement of Madapollam we referr you. 

ye : flaotorya 



of Metchle- 
patam & 
Madapollam. 
ye : Accomp- 
tants paper tc 
be sent to 
Metchle- 
patam. 



The Accomptants Paper sent in the Hono ble : Comp 18 : Packetts by the ships it 
not sent in our Packett to Metchlep a : by the Success, therefore we desire 
you to send to Metchlep a : one of tbe said Papers that is Directed to the Agent & 
Councell which came by the Success and the George. 

The Invoyces &c a : Papers for Metchlep a : by these ships we have delivered to 
the Chief &c a : who have taken ashoare w* : was consigned to them, and having noe 



Invoices &c 
papers for 

deilvrdttothe further occasion of longer stay at this place we intend God willing to sett sayle this 
Chief &ca : ^^ Qr to-morrow for the Bay, which being the needf ull at present we remaine. 



Tour verv affectionate friends 



Streynsham Master. 
Richard Mohun. 



J.he ships 
Golden 
fleece & 
Georges 
Dispatches. 



Aboard Ship Golden Fleece 
in Metchlep a : Eoad 
August 8 th : 1679 : 

Cap t : John North. 

The goods and Treasure consigned to be delivered out of your Ship the Golden 
Fleece at this Port being landed, and the Hono ble : Comp 3 * : affairs requiring noe 
longer stay here, we order you after receipt hereof with the first oportunity of wind 
and weather to sett sayle for the Port of Ballasore in the Bay of Bengale where we 
pray God to carry you in safety and 

Your loving friends 



STREYN8HAM MASTER. 
BlCHARD MOHUN. 



9th; 

Ships sett 
sayle for 
Ballasore. 
of the Dutch 
Companys 



Aboard ship Golden Fleece 
in Metehlep a : Eoad 
August 9 th : 1679: 

The same Dispatch was given to 

Cap t : Nf.hemiah Earning Commander of the Ship George. 

In the Evening M 1 ' : Hatton &c : went ashoare, & after midnight the wind 
comeing up we sett sayle for Ballasore. 

At Metchlepatam the Dutch have landed this yeare a very great Stocke in 
Silver, Copper and Spice, wherewith tis reported they intend to carry on vast In- 
vestments to the prejudice of the English business, having advanced 10 : ^ Gent : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. Ill 

ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, AUGUST 1679. [9 th -] 

of the usuall prizes of all sorts of Callicoes, and w th : Gold coyned at Pollicat some 
Months since, paid off all their Debts upon the Coast, and doe now in all their 
ffactorys make their Investments with ready mony advanced to the Marchants w ch : 
they never did heretofore, Notwithstanding which our Marchants goe on cheerfully 
in their business, not questioning but to comply with the Contracts made with them 
by the Agent &c a : at Metchlep a : and at Madapollam in March and in Aprill last, 
having allready brought in good quantitys of Cloth in both ffactorys. 

"We arived near Ballasore Eoad, but by reason of small winds could not get 17™ : 
in to birth our selves ; In the Evening we sent our Boat aboard the Success to bring «W near 
some tideings, w oh : returned with advice from Cap* : Cowley, that he arived in this Ro a d. 8 ° re 
Eoad upon the 4 th : Instant, and the next day two of the Sloopes came aboard of him 
with M r : Eichard Edwards Chief of Ballasore, who landed 5 Chests Treasure at 
Ballasore and dispatched the Sloopes to Hugly the 7 th : with all the rest of the 
Treasure and other goods aboard him except y e : Lead, and they expected the 
Sloopes back againe in 8 : or 10 : days. 

We sent our Boat ashoare with the following Letters. 18 th : 

To M B : Eichard Edwards Chief &c a : Councell in Ballasore. 

You will find in the inclosed to the Chief and Councell at Hugly the occasion m>: Edwards 
of our comeing to visit the Hono ble : Comp as : ffactorys in these parts w ch : Letter we ^oTrT 
desire you to send by Express to Hugly, and having done that we desire M r : 
Edwards to come aboard Ship to give us Acco*' : of the state of the ffactory, first 
giving directions for the puting all things in good order for our comeing ashoare and to provide for 
handsome reception at Ballasore, for we understand from Cap* : Cowley that y e : & h e e a f fomeing 
Sloops may not returne under 8 : or 10 : dayes, if you have noe Budgrees w th : you ashoare. 
'twill be necessary to bring 2 : or 3 : Purgoes downe for the carryage of our neces- 
sarys and attendance by water, and if we must goe by land you will consider to 
provide Pallankeens and Horses to accomodate our Selves and those y* : accompany 
us w ch : will be the Commanders the Chaplaine and some others, this being the 
needfull we remaine 

Your loving friends 

Aboard ship Golden ffleece Streynsham Master. 

in Ballasore Eoad Eichard Mohun. 

August 18 th : 1679 : 

To the Worpll : Maihias Vincent Chief &c a : Councell at Hugly. 

These are to give you notice of the arivall of the Ships Golden Pleece and ships Golden 
George in this Eoad with the remainder of the Stock in Treasure and goods designed George & 
for the Bay this yeare, and therewithall to advise you that upon the debates in arived. 
Councell at the Fort for the settling y e : ffactorys in these parts, by reason of the 
alterations w ch : are made by the Hono ble : Comp a : in their letters by these Ships, and 
alsoe in respect to the 8 tb : Article of the Orders made the 18 th : day of December 
1667 : It was Eesolved to be necessary and for the service of the Company for the the Agent to 
Agent to voyage downe upon the Ships to visit these ffactorys, to settle the same and ffwrtorys. 
put all other affairs in good order, one of the Councell & some others to accompany 
him in this visitation, & accordingly we left the ffort the first Instant, arived at 
Metchlep a : the 4 th : and departed thence the 10 th : and yesterday praised be God 
came to anchor near this Eoad, where we found y e : Success Cap*: Eobert Cowley 
from whome we understand that the Sloopes Ganges and Lilly went up from hence 
the 7 th : with the Treasure & ca : that came upon him, and in regard it may be 8 : or 
10 : dayes before the Sloopes returne againe we intend to goe ashoare at Ballasore to 
visit that ffactory, in order to w eh : we doe now send for M r : Edwards off to give us 
an acco" : of the state thereof and to prepare for our handsome reception ashoare, 
• and alsoe to send these forward to you by Express, by w ch : we desire you to hasten 



112 



Records of Fort St. George. 



-BALLASORE, AUGUST 1679. 



[ 18 th '] 

Slopes 88, th8 a ^ the Companys three Sloopes downe to us, to carry up y e : Treasure and other goods 
downe. upon these ships, and to accomodate our proceeding up to you, and when we come 

in the River we desire you to send Budgroes for our better passage to Hugly where 
we assure our Selves of a hearty wellcome and you of a friendly encounter with. 



Aboard Ship Golden ffieece 

in Ballasore Boad 

August 18 th : 1679 : 



Your affectionate friends 

Steeynsham Master. 

BlCHARD MoHUN. 



19th •- In the Morning M r : Bichard Edwards came aboard Ship and gave us acco u : that" 

Mr : Riohd : he had forwarded the preceeding letter to Hugly the last night, and against to morrow 
wmeTatoard Morning there would be fitting accomodation at y e : Banksall by the Bivers mouth 
to carry the Agent & oa : to Ballasore. 

20 th : In the forenoone the Agent & ca : with the Commanders of the Ships went 

ye : Agent ashoare, and at the Banksall upon the point of Sand there met us a kinsman of the 

asho're* 8 " . . ] Governour of Ballasore whome he had sent with his two Ellephants some Horses, 

Elaggs, Drums & ca : allsoe other Persons of quality of the Towne, and the Comp* 8 : 

Marehants to accompany the Agent to towne, where by Pallankeens, we arived at 

the shuting in of the Day. 

In the Morning Mellick Cossum the Govern 1 " : of Ballasore with the Buxy, 
Shabundar and other Officers of y e : Towne came to give the Agent a visit at the 
Comp as : ffactory with apearauce of great friendship. 

Mellick Cossum the Govern r : sent his kinsman to the Agent to acquaint him 
that he had provided victualls to entertaine him at a feast, and therefore desired to 
know whither he would come and eat it at his house or have it sent to the ffactory, 
the Agent endeavoured what he could to excuse both, but in the Evening the victu- 
alls were sent to the ffactory. 

23th . Mellick Cossum sent the Agent some Carps taken in one of his owne Tankes, and 

he sent the the Messenger his kinsman desired the Agent would returne his visit without Ions 

Agent some -, i 3 

carps delay. 



21 th. 

Mellick 
Cossum &ca 
came to visitt 
the Agent. 
22 th : 
Melliok 
Cossum pro- 
vided a Feast 
for the Agent. 



Munday I n tae forenoone the Agent with M r : Bichard Mohun & M r : Bichard Edwards 

the 25 th : went to visit Mellick Cossum the Govern 1, ; but the Agent would not carry any Gold 

y e : Agent or Silver to present him as is usuall upon first visits, but not practiced by Persons of 

yirit Meiiiek equall quallity, only by inferiours to those of a higher Degree ; the Bresidents not 

Cossumye : <j oe i D g it to the Governours of Surratt tho of greater quallity then Mellick Cossum. 

M and tho the Chiefs in the Bay doe it to the Govern" : here yet 'tis thought fit they 

should know the difference between the Agent and those Chiefs. 



ye : Aceotts : 
examined 



mined & y e : 
Cash. 

27 th : 

a Boate Cast 
away upon the 
Barr. 



The Acco tts : of this ffactory having been examined by the Agent and found to be 
behind hand in great disorder and confusion, and the Copy Bookes of Letters perused ; 
he ordered M 1 : John Byam the Second of the ffactory to draw up the Acco tts : and to 
adjust them with the Broker and the Marehants mediately without delay, that all 
Aceo tts : and other affairs might be settled in this ffactory in due order before the 
Agent leaves it. 

The Warehouse and the Acco tt8 : thereof were allsoe examined, and the Gold in 
the Chest, and the Cash found to agree with the Aeco Us : being Bupees i0133 : iu : 7. 

M r : Matthew Sheppard, M r : Valentine Nurse and M r : William Bellamy goeing 
aboard the Ships in a Country Boat, and the Sea being something Rough upon the Barr 
the Boat fill'd with water and Sunke, all the Boatmen Natives Swume to the Shoare, 
Cap* : Cowley being then goeing off in his Skiff rowed back and saved M r : Sheppard 
and M r : Nurse but M r : Bellamy was drowned before y e : Skiff came to them, God grant 
we may at all times be prepared to dye ; from Sudden Death good Lord deliver us. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 113 



■BALLASORE, AUGUST 1679.- 



The Comp as : three Sloopes the Arivall, Ganges and Lilly came into the Eoad ye ; com- 

froni Hugly, and the Grafi Letter from the Chief and Couneell at Hugly by them l™J B J hTee 

brought ashoare, whereupon John Threader who was sent downe w th : orders about arieed. 
the lading the said Sloopes was sent for to come ashoare and bring the orders with 

him ; In their Voyage downe an English Sea Man Thomas Labruin that belonged to se a E ^fn Sh 

the Ganges being ashoare upon an Island a shooting was carryed away by a Tyger, carryed away 

the Master of the Vessell seeing him but not able to help him. ty a fyger ' 

The Comp as : Marchants were sent for to examine and adjust the prizes and the 30 th : 

Musters of the Sannoes, Ginghams and Niellaes Contracted for, for this yeares Invest- Seated*™-- 8 ] 

ment, but they drove off the time from Morning untill late in the Evening out of about ye : 

designe to avoyd it, for then they apeared very averse to any such thing, standing lllToi gold's." 
obstinately upon the prizes, and declared that they would not undertake the Invest- 
ment except the full mony were paid them before hand, notwithstanding many of 
them are considerably in Arrears to the Company by such advances. 



At a Consultation September 

MuNDAY 

Present theI**: 

Streynsham Master Esa K : Agent 
M B : Richard Mohun M r : Richard Edwards. 

Although M r : Edwards is not of the Ordinary Couneell to the Agent, yet being ^wa^dY 

of the Degree of Senior Marchant w ch : are of the Extraordinary Couneell, It is called into 

thought fit to call him into the Couneell at this time to take his advice in the Affairs CounoelL 
of this ffactory whereof he hath had y e : charge as Chief for near two yeares. 

The Hono ble : Comp as : Marchants at this place being sent for before the Agent 
and Couneell, and treated with concerning the Musters and the prizes of this years 
Investment for goods to be provided here, and they standing very obstinately upon ? e ' Maroht«: 



prizes 



their former Custome for only a head Muster, and that they would not abate or alter 

anything of the Contract made with the ^hief and Couneell of this ffactory as to the ^ ca : fo £ the 

prizes, tho they desired an abatem* : of the rate upon the Gold, urging that they 

should be great loosers by it, and that Cotton was dearer now then the last yeare, 

and the Customes doubled by new exactions in severall places of the Country. 

The Agent and Couneell takeing the same into consideration, did not thinke it 
worth while to dispute it with them about 2 d : and 3 d : Musters knowing the 
obstinacy of these people, and that the goods eould not be sorted without such 
Musters (tho the Marchants pretended they would bring in only of the head sort; 
and therefore ordered .VL r : Edwards that when he began to sort the goods he should M n : t ANI) t 3 ! : 
chuse out fitt peeces for 2 d : and 3 d : Musters, and Seale and marke them to remaine sealed" 
in the ffactory to sort by hereafter ; and it apeariug upon examination that the 
prizes agreed for the last yeare and the same this yeare are much under 10 : <$* : 
Gent which is all the abatement the Hono ble : Comp a : require, and that only upon 
the prizes of the Sannoes sent home by the Eagle and Johanna 1676 : and finding 
upon inquiry that there are noe other Marchants hereabouts soe able and capable to y e : Contract 
procure the said goods, or that can undertake them cheaper it was thought fit to confirmed'™ 7 
confirme the said Contract for the Investm* : made by the Chief &c a : the 17 th : of 
July last, which is for the following goods and at the following prizes. 

10000 : pes: Sannoes whited & cured 30 ; cov ds : long 2 : cov ds : broad 
Suro Sannoes head N° : A : at 7 4j| 

Belly N°: B: at 69- ^Rupees ty : Corge 
ffoot N° : C : at 6^ 



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-BALLASORE, SEPTEMBER 1679. 



frizes of the 

same goods 
ifi76: 



ye : ahate-." 
mentB. 



The condi- 
tions for 
payment. 



Chimcham 

and Chitta- 
mnnd offer 
security. 



Herapore Sannoes head N° : A : at 67 § 

Belly N° : B : at 62| 

foot N° : C : at 57^ 

Mohunpore Sannoes head N° : A : at 59 ^ 

Belly N° : B : at 54 -fr 

ffoot N°: C: at 49 & 



Rup s : ty : Corge. 



I Rup s : ^ : Corge. 

iOOOO : pes : Ginghams coloured 20 cov d8 : long & 2 cov ds : broad. 
Head N° : A : at 56 : -i 
Belly N° : B : at 5i| Rupees ^ : Corge 
ffoot N° : C : at 45 J 

iOOOO pes : Nillses 20 : coveds long & 2 : coveds broad 

ffi fheadN : A: at 80: 

mne [Belly N°:B:at75 

rhead N° : A : at 70 : 

Ordinary \ Belly N° : B : at u4 : } Eupees ty : Corge. 

IfEoot N° : C : at 57£ : 



Rupees & : Corge. 



The prizes of the same sorts of goods 
anno 1676 : are as followeth : 



sent home upon the Eagle and Johanna 



Suro Sannoes head N° : A : at 90 : 

Belly N°: B: at 87: 

ffoot N°: C:at 80: 

Herapore Sannoes head N° : A : at 82 

Belly N°:B:at79 

ffoote N° : C : at 76 

Mohunpore Sannoes head JST° : A : at 72 

Belly N° : B : at 68 

ffoot N° : C : at 65 

Ginghams Coloured head N° : A : at 63 

Belly N° : B : at 58 

ffoot N° : C : at 54 

r mne head N° : A : at 95 

Nillses Belly N° : B : at 90 

I Ordin ry - head N° : A : at 80 

belly N° : B : at 75 

ffoot N°: C: at 70 



[Rupees ^: Corge. 
Rupees ty : Corge. 



Eupees ty : Corge. 



I Eupees <P : Corge. 
Rupees ty : Corge. 
Eupees & : Corge. 



Whereby it apears that the Sannoes are above 20 : <$> : Gent : cheaper now then 
in i676 : the Ginghams about 12: ty : Gent: and the Nillaes about i6 : ^ : Gent 
cheaper. 

The payment for this yeares Investment the March* 3 : agreed to take in Gold at 
14 : Eupees ty : Tola and in Eyalls 8 at 208 : Eupees ty Gent : or 240 : Rups : sicca 
weight as the last yeare, and it being urged to them to receive but halfe the Mony 
before hand and the other halfe upon clearing their Acco tts : within a MoDth after 
the Ships departure, they would by noe meanes be brought to consent unto it, but 
stood to have all the Mony for the whole Investment upon the head Sorts of goods 
paid them in hand, and declared that if upon adjusting the Acco tts : they owed any 
thing, they would be bound under a penalty to repay it in 10 : days after demand or 
to forfeit the Comp as : Imployment ; Whereupon the Agent and Councell proposed 
to them to give security for the Monys soe advanced without which they thought it 
not safe to pay the full mony before hand, some of the Marchants having lately 
failed by whome the Company were like to suffer ; To w ch : Chimchamsaw & Chitta- 
mullsaw (the only mony'd Men amongst the Marchants) answeared, that if they two 
might have such a share of the Investm* : settled to them as they had under written 
in Banian language in the Contract in July last, that is -^ to Chimcham and -^ to 



accepted. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 115 

BALLASORE, SEPTEMBER 1679. 

Chittamund, and that the other T 4 „ : might be paid to such Persons of the old March- 
ants as the Chief of the ffactory and they should agree upon, then they would 
joyntly be* security for the said T \, of the Investment distributed amongst other 
Marchants, and severally for themselves. This proposall being debated it 
was thought fit to close w th : them therein considering the great danger of bad 
debts from the Arrears of severall Persons of small or noe Estates, Imployed in 
the Investments, The said Chimchamsaw and Chittamundsaw allowing the Arrears 
of their owne and the other Marchants Acco tts : in the Monys now to be advanced 
upon this yeares Investment, and agreeing to have no Mony paid them hereafter 
untill after the Ships arivall. and yearely to repay the overplus they shall receive 
within a Month after the Ships departure, or to allow i| "#" : 0ent $ : Mensem Interest 
for the same, if the Chief and Councell shall thinke fit upon such non payment to 
continue them longer in the Imployment, to all w ch : they agreed excepting for and 
against the Arrears of Monys due from Chicosotea, Bogwoitedas & Cowull w ch : 
were esteemed Desperate and therefore they would not engage for them, w cb : was 
allowed by the Agent and Councell, and agreed that a Contract of this Import should 
be Sealed and interchanged w th : them. 

It being proposed to the Marchants to have this Contract for the prizes of the J e e fQ3e toha'e 
Investment to continue many yeares without alteration and they to receive the Gold the Contract 
& Ryalls 8* and at the same rates, they would not consent thereunto, but declared that nuance. °° n 
if at any time they did not provide such goods as the Company required as cheap as 
any others could doe it, then the Chief and Councell might Imploy others and not 
them therein, 

Streynsham Master. 

RlOHARD MOHUN. 

John Nicks Secret ry : Richard Er 



There hath been soe much wind and Raine from the 28 th : to this day and a „ 

fresh in the River, that noe Boates could pass betweene the Ships and the Shoare ; 9 . Dut „ h 8 hL pB 

This Day 9 : Dutch Ships passed through the Road near our Ships bound up to Hugly, passed 

all Fly boates. "We reced. a Packett from Hugly intended to y e : ffbrt & : the R r ad. Rh 
Apearanee. 



At a Consultation _ 

Wednes- 
Present day the 



Streynsham Master Esa B : Agent 
M K : Richakd Mohun M b : Richard Edwards. 



8> 



y u : Agreem* : 
wth : the 



The Agreement with the Marchants being drawne up into severall Articles they 
were sent for and the contents thereof Communicated to them, wherein severall 
alterations were made agreed upon and ordered to be ingrossed. ordered"^ be 

in grossed. 

The severall Marchants Aceo" 8 : being drawne to a Ballance to the 30 Ul : of Aprill ye: BaJiance 
last, they were brought inandy e : Marchants acknowledged the Respective sumes MarolumtB 
due from them thereupon Viz* : Acootts : to 

y«: 30th 



Chimchamsaw Rupees ... ... < ... Rup s : 102i0 : 03. 6. only 

he excepts against a charge of Rup s : 410 : 13 : 
for four Iron gune. 

Chittamundsaw Rupees ... ... ..- Rup 8 : 544l\ : 15 : 3 : 

Hierasaw Rupees ... ... ... Rup 8 : 745:07:3: 

Ilingoosaw Rupees ... ... ... Rup 8 : 279:15:0: 

For which sume being Rupees ... ... 16677 : 09 : 0. 



April] 167P 



116 



Records of Fort iSt. George. 



[8*] 

to be upon 
this yeares 
Investmt : 



-BALLASOBE, SEPTEMBEB 1679.- 



nothing 
allowed him 
for his loss by 
the fire. 



5090 : Eupees 
paid Mr : 
Bagden by 
Chimcham 
not entered in 
the Bookee. 



How to be 
charged. 



1000 : Eupei 
paid Mr : 
Bugden by 
Juragesaw 
not entered 
in the 
Bookes. 



M r : Richard Edwards is ordered to take their Eeceipts in the Receipt booke, that 
it is to be in part of the Mony for this present yeares Investment, some smaller 
Debts were acknowledged, and the Mony ordered to be paid into Cash, and there 
apeare other surftes to be dne from severall of the Marchants upon the Companys 
Bookis which they will not acknowledge, and therefore must be cleared by those 
that have been formerly in this ffactory or by examining the Bookes and papers at 
Hu^ly, there being none here of earlyer date then the first of May 1677 : from 
which time this Ballance aforementioned is adjusted. 

Bugwoitedas owing Rup s : 2851 : 04: : he acknowledged the same, and gave 
a new Bill for it at this time, and not being able to pay the Debt, 'tis ordered to be 
entered under y ( ' : title of Doubtfull Debts. 

Cowulls Debt of Rupees 7182 : 15 : : he came and acknowledged, but claimed 
an allowance for 855 : pes: Cossaes burnt in the ffactory [a few words lost] 1674: 
vallued at Rup 8 7:6. ami. %> pee : is Rup s : 6270 : for w oh : he hath as yet had noe 
Credit in the Companys Bookes, and the other Marchants present did affirme that 
M r : Clavell offered to allow hirn halfe his loss bat he refused it, aad that is the 
reason he has had nothing allowed to his Credit for that loss to this time, and not 
being able to pay the Remainder, ' tis ordered that his Debt be entered under the 
title of Desperate or' Doubtfull Debts. 

Chimchamsaw & hurry Churne the house Broker did now affirme in the presence 
of the Agent and Councell and the Marchants that the said Chimcham did pay & 
deliver into the hands of M r : Edmund Bugden the sume of One thousand Rupees 
upon the 21 th : Day of December 1677 : & the sume of four thousand Rupees upon 
the tenth Day of January following, both which sufhes makeing 5000 : Rupees were 
paid upon Acco*' : of Ryalls of Eight of the Comp as : delivered to Chimcham, but the 
said Chimcham hath noe Credit upon the Comp as : Bookes for the said 5000 : Rupees 
as apears upon examination, altho the house Broker hath it enter'd in his Acco tts :, 
by w ch : meanes he remaines a greater Debtor upon Ballance then he ownes, where- 
fore tis ordered that the said 5000 : Rupees be charged to Chimchams Acco** : which 
he Disownes, and the perticulars with the reasons declared in y e : Journall parcell. 
Juragesaw being dead since the payment of i000 : Rupees to M r : Bugden and his 
order upon the Companys Acco" :, his Brother Nimidas and Hurrychurne y e : house 
Broker did now affirme in presence of the Agent and Councell and the Marchants, 
that the said .Juragesaw did pay the sume of one thousand Rupees upon the 5 th : Day 
of January 167-^-. that is to pay 500: Rupees to M r : Edmund Bugden, and 500 
Rupees in Cowries to M r : Rich rt : Erenchfield by M r : Bugdens order for the 
Companys acco** [a few words lost] sold to the said Juragesaw, for which i000 : Rupees 
he hath noe Credit in the Companys bookes altho the Banian Hurrychurne house 
broker hath entered it in his booke, therefore 'tis ordered that the said 1000 : Rupees 
be charged to Juragesaw's Acco'* : which is Disowned, and the particular reasons 
Declared in y e : Journall parcell. 



John Nicks Secret 1 " 



Steeynsham Mastee. 
Richard Mohun. 

RlCHAED EDWAEDS. 



The Agree- 
ment with 
ye : Ballaeore 
Marchants. 



Ye : Shares 
in the Invest- 
ment. 



The Agreement made between the Agent and Councell, for Affairs of the 
Hono We : English East India Comp a : upon the Coast of Chormandell and in the Bay 
of Bengale, and the saidCornp as : Marchants Ohimchainsaw, Chittamundsaw & Comp a : 
at Ballasore y B : 3 d : Day of Septemb r : i679. 

1 st : That the Investments for goods to be bought for y e : Hono" le : English East 
India Comp a : in this ffactory of Ballasore being divided into ten equall parts shall 
be subdivided and alloted or proportioned as followes 
four of the ten parts to Chimchamsaw. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 117 



■BALLASORE, SEPTEMBER 1679. — [3rd.] 



Two of the ten parts to Chittamundsaw, and the other four of the ten parts 
to the rest of the Coinpanys Marehants, such of them and in such proportions as the 
Chief of this {factory, and the said Chiinchamsaw and Ohittamundsaw shall agree 
upon from time to time. 

2 d : The said Chiinchamsaw and Chittamundsaw for and in consideration of their The eeourity 
said Eespective Shares in the Investments doe hereby promise and oblige themselves for M ° n ys 
severally and proportionable to their said Shares, to be security and responsable for 
all the goods, treasure Mony and effects whatsoever, w ch : shall be paid ; advanced 
or delivered unto them or either of them or to any of y e : other Marehants by their 
consents upon Acco u : of the said Investments, That is to say Chimchamsaw is 
responsable for his owne four tenths, and for two thirds of the four-tenths for the 
Marehants, and Chittamundsaw is responsable for his owne two tenths, and for one 
third of the four tenths for the other Marehants. 

3 d : It is agreed that the full sumes w ch : the Investment shall amount unto 
shall be yearly paid or delivered to the said Marehants in Currant Mony or in when to be 
Treasure w th : in one Month after the arivall of the Ships to an anchor in this Road pai ' 
from England, and noe part of it before the arivall of the Ships, and if upon makeing 
up the Acco tts : after the Ships departure or after the full Investment is delivered 
and sorted there shall remaine any Monys in Arrears in the Marehants hands, tbe Arrears to be 
said Chimchamsaw and Chittamundsaw doe hereby promise and oblige themselves repaid. 
according to their proportions before mentioned to repay the same within one Month 
after the Ships departure, or within ten days after demand [thereof by] the Chief of 
the ffactory, and in case of non payment of such Arrears they promise and agree to or to allow i§ 
pay one and a half e & : Oent : ^ : Mensem for interest untill payment, and shall forfeit ? : ©* : f : 
and loose their and each of their respective Shares and proportions alotted to them in Mensem 
the Comp as : Investments as aforesaid, if it shall be thought fit not to imploy them 
afterward. 

4 th : The orders for the Investments shall be given to the Marehants and agreed r : invest- 
upon between the Chief and Councoll of the ffactory and them some time in the Month ^ bespoke. ° 
of March yearely, and the said Marehants doe promise & agree to provide all such 
goods as the Comp" : or the Agent & Councell or the Chief and Councell of the Bay 
shall require to be provided at this ffactory of Ballasore, at as reasonable and cheap to buy as 



by the 25 th : day of November yearly, and what goods come in too late to be sent dellvrd: 
home upon the Ships are to be returned upon the Marehants. or Returned. 

Pjtuj . jf ^he ga j^ Marehants shall desire any of the Comp as : Mony before the Merest ii 
arivall of the Ships, and the Chief and Councell shall thinke convenient to pay it to ® :B '■ for 
them, the said Marehants doe agree to allow 1^ : ^ : Oent & : Mensem for the same 
for soe long time as it shall remaine in their hands before the arivall of the Ships. 

6 th : If any Marchant shall fall short of his proportion of the goods aloted to if any fall 
him to provide, and the Company be thereby disapointed of the full returnes of their short " 
Investments, that Marchant soe falling short shall forfeit & loose his part and Share 
in the Investments for ever after provided it were not caused through troubles & 
stopage of goods in the Country. 

7 th : This agreement shall remaiue and be in force untill the Houo ble : Comp a : how long to 
from England shall give order for altering or voyding of the same, unless the a^mSS?* 8 
Marehants. through their default shall cause a breach thereof ; In wittness whereof 
the Agent and Councell have sett their hands and the Hono bla : Comp as : Seale to 
one part, and the said Marehants have sett their hands and Seales to one other part, 
which are Interchangeably delivered in y e : Comp as : ffactory house in Ballasore the 
Day and yeare first above written 

ChIMCHAM. © /ye: Honoble;\ STREYN8HAM MASTER. 

Richard Mohun 
Chittamund O \ Seale J Richard Edwards. 

d. & c. 1679-80—30 




[3*»j 



Explanation 
of the 2d 
Article of the 
Agreement. 



118 



Records of Fort St. George. 



BALLASORE, SEPTEMBER 1679 

It is declared that Chiinchamsaw and Chittamundsaw are Joyntly responsable for 
all such Monys or effects as shall oe paid and delivered to the other March" : upon the 
four tenths alloted to them, as they the said Chimehamsaw and Chittamundsaw 
shall under- write or pass Receipts for in the Companys Receipt booke and not 
otherwise. 

Strkynsham Master. 
Richard Mohun. 
r "HN Nicks Secret 17 - Richard Edwards. 



Fbyda - * 

THE 5 th 



ye: Lead to 
remain aboard 
the Ships. 



ye : Sloope 
Arivall 
leakey 
to hale 
ashoare. 



Orders to the 
Commanders. 



Instructions 
for Mr : Ed- 
wards oca : 



w 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esg k - Agent 
Richard Mohun M r : Richard Edwards. 



John Threader comeing ashoare the last night with his orders from the Chief and 
Councell at Hugly whe r in they give Directions for the ladeiug of the Lead aboard 
the Sloopes, the Commanders being sent for into Councell and advised with therein, 
they declared their willingness to deliver it if it were required, but that it would be 
safer for the Ships, and a readyer way to ballast the Sloopes when they brought downe 
the Petre to leave it aboard, thereupon it was Resolved to continue the Lead aboard, 
the safety of the Ships being more the Comp as : Interest then the Owners, by how 
much their concerne is greater then the others. 

The Sloope Arivall proveing very leaky makeing 8 : Inches water in an hour 
before she hath her ladeing in, it was not thought safe to adventure to load her up to 
Hugly and therefore she is ordered to hale ashoare at the point of Sand by the Rivers 
Mouth to Calke, and if 'tis found that she wants other worke to be done to her, then 
to be brought up to Ballasore and repaired. 

Ordered that M 1 ' : Richard Edwards doe issue orders to the Commanders for the 
delivery of the goods & Treasure aboard the Sloopes. 

A Paper of Instructions drawne up for M r : Richard Edwards Chief &c a : Councell 
of this ffactory was read & Passed. 

Streynsham Master. 
Richard Mohun. 
John Nicks Secret' 7, Richard Edwards. 



of the 
Investmt ; 



and had 
Debts. 



ye : agree- 
ment wth : ye 
Marchants 
delivered. 



M R : Richard Edwards Chief &c a : Councell in Ballasore. 

We having upon due consideration confirmed your Contract of the 17 th : July last 
with the Marchants for the Hono ble : Comp as : Investments at this place, & Resolved 
upon a way to secure our Hono ble : Masters from bad Debts (w ch : we find have 
growne apace upon them the last three or four yeares, tho we must doe you right 
to declare you have made none that we can find, but recovered in some part of those 
made by others) by takeing security from the ablest Monyed Men amongst them, for 
the rest, w cn : agreement we deliver you herewith signed and sealed by Chimehamsaw 
and Chittamundsaw who are the Persons that have engaged themselves Joyntly for 
all the Monys to be advanced to others and severally for what they shall receive 
themselves upon the whole Investment yearely as apears by the Contents thereof, 
w oh : we order you punctually to observe, untill you shall receive other Directions. 

Allsoe we deliver you all our Consiiltations held in this place at this visitation 
for vour better Direction in the observation of those things ordered therein ; w ch : 
i Consultations together with these our Instructions, and all y e : other Papers now 
delivered you we order to be entered in your Diary and Consultation Booke Imedi- 
ately after our departure from hence ; But you need not send the Copys to Hugly, 
yet they must be entered in the Copys you are to send home and to the fort. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 119 

BALLASORE, SEPTEMBER 1679. [5 rH -] 

In reguard the Investment is now settled under the security of two Persons, we 
thinke it will be best to keepe the Aeeo tts : in the Hono b,e : Comp as : Bookes under the 
title of Cbimchamsaw, Cbittamundsaw and Company only, but yearely to sett downe thJifarSantB 
in your Consultation and Warehouse Bookes the Distinct and Respective shares, and ^"iTk" 1 
y e : sums : of Mony paid to, and the goods reced : from every individuall Person, that 
soe in case of any bad Debt made you may be the better able to asertaine the damage, 
but if upon a yeares or longer experience you doe find inconvenience in this way, then 
you may alter it, and keepe the Acco*** : under severall titles as shall be found 
plainest and best for the Comp as : Interest, all ways observing to adjust and even .. ... . 

Aceo tts : with the Marchants. and to pass mutuall discharges with them after the aeo^tts : every 
Ships Departure for England in December or January yearely, and for your neglect yeare under 
thereof we will not admit of any excuse, but doe hereby forewarne you, assureing you 
of the execution of the Hono ble : Companys severest orders, that is Dismission from 
their Service, and to be sent for England upon your first default in this particular, 
therefore looke you to it. 

You are to keepe a Receipt Booke, and therein to take Receipts for all Monys Booke? ip 
paid, and the amo" : of all goods Delivered, and you are to pass Receipts to the 
Marchants in the like manner to avoyd future differences in Acco tts : which there now 
happens in the former Acco" 8 : for want of such punctuality. 

You must take care to keepe the Marchants up to y e : goodness of the goods, and 
therefore to make but three sorts and noe fourth Sortment of any of the goods w th out 
Consultation, and then that there apeare a necessity to compleat the quantitys w ch : 
the Comp :l : Require ; and you are not at any time to Receive, Pack or Lade any other 
sorts of goods then such as you shall from time to time receive orders for ; Except a 
bale of new sorts of goods for tryall of Marketts, if you find out any such you may 
yearly lade a bale of each sort as the Hono hle : Comp a : doe now Direct. 

The Hono ble . Comp a : are pleased in their last Letter Dated the 3 d : January 
j67|: to give the following Directions about Nillaes w ch : you are to observe. 

" We find the ISillaes that are most vendible are y e : sort that are finest and 
"most glossy, and stript with the lightest Colours, as hair Colour, sky Colour 
" and the like, but those that are Red and Tauny ground striped with Black are not 
" vendible here. 

Thus haveing done w th : what Relates to the Setling of the business of your leeotts : e 
Investments, we come now to that of your Acco tts : of this ffactory, wherein upon 
examination we have found great Confusions and such gross Errours to the prejudice 
of the Hono hle : Comp a : as we presume cannot be paralel'd in any place, but you 
Excuse your selves of these unpardonable Crimes and enormitys by reason you had 
noe Bookes of the Acco tts : of the ffactory untill the 14 th : Aprill last when M 1 ' : Byam 
came from Hugly and brought with him the Bookes kept by Mr. Bugden begun the 
first of May io/ 7 : & ending the 30 ,h : Aprill 1678 : w ch : M' : Byam as he was ordered 
brought to' a Ballance after his arivall here, but was not to alter any Article therein, 
and 'tis in those Bookes we have found the gross Errours we Complaine of, and w eh : 
we shall now give you Directions how to rwctifie, that soe they being once put into 
a Method and order to be understood you may keepe up w th : them accordingly. 

The first grand Errour is in the Acco" : of Cash w ch : by the Ballance of the clshshort 
foresaid Bookes stands D 1 ' : Rup s : 8645 : i'2 : 9 : and we find by vour Cash Booke, Eup : ° r 
that the Ballance of your Cash the 30 th : Aprill ib78 : was but Rup s : 9i6 : 07 : 7729: ° 5 : 9 
soe there is a want of Cash Rup s : 772V) : 05 : 9 : w ch : we find by your Copy Booke 
of Letters you advised of to the Chief & Councell at Hugly, and they in answear give 
noe Directions how to Reconcile it, but advise you to close the Bookes & signe them 
with an exception to the Acco'* : of Cash ; Therefore we order you to give your Cash 
Acco" : in the Bookes Uredit for the said Errour of Rup s : ?729 : 05 : 9 . By Cash foi 
Errours in Edmund Bugdens Bookes, expressing y e : reason thereof in the Journal! 
parcell, and and let this Acco" : stand upon Ballance under the Title of Debts upon 
Errours in Acco tts : then your true Acco tt : Cash will stand as it ought to doe. 



120 



Records of Fort St. Georae. 



[5th.] 



5000 : Rups ; 
paid by 
Chimcham 
not entered. 



1000 : Rup 
by Jurage- 
saw. 

how to be 
entered. 



Rups : 
5408: 4:0: 
paid by 
Cnllean 
Ray not 
entered. 



how to be 
entered. 
Difference 
between the 
Bootes and 
the 

Marehants 
Accotts : by 
M r : Clavell. 



-BALLASORE, SEPTEMBER 1679, 



The 5000_: Eup 8 : w ch : Chimcham Charges as paid to M r : Bugden the 21 th : 
December and 10 th : January 1677 : being not entered in the Comp* 8 : Bookes you are 
to Charge to Debt of Chimchams Acco" : w ch : he Disownes and Credit of Chimchams 
true Acco" : as in the Consultation of j e : 3 d : Instant. 

The like you are to observe for the 1000 : Bup s : w ch : Juragesaw Charges as paid 
to M r : Bugden upon the 5 th : January i67|:; and Both Chimchams and Juragesaws 
Acco tt8 : Disowned you must enter under the Title of Debts upon Brrours in Acco tt$ : 
in the Ballance of your Bookes. 

There is another such like Charge of Cullean Bays in his Acco" : and tho he is 
at present absent at Catecke, yet it apears to be for Rup 8 : 5408 : 04 : 0: w ch : the 
Broker Hurrychurne enters in his Bookes and says it was paid in Abassees upon 
the 15"' : Day of December 1677 : when M r : Vincent was here in the ffactory, and 
you M 1 ' : Edwards have told us that you know something of the business, that it was 
Abassees w ch : came in M r : Clavells Ship from Persia, and severall of the Marehants 
have Declared to us what they know of the payment of the Mony ; Therefore you 
may make Cullean Bays Acco" : w ch : he Disownes D r : to his true Acco" : for the said 
sume of Bup s : 5408 : 04 : : and let that Aceo" : stand in the Ballance under the 
Title of Debts upon Errors in Acco" : 

"W e haveing perused the severall Acco tts : w ch : the house Broker gives in as 
adjusted by M r : Clavell a short time before his Death, and the foote of the same 
Acco" 9 : in the said Bookes kept by W : Bugden and brought from the Ballance of the 
former Bookes closed the 30 th : Aprill i677 : we find the following differences Viz* : 



Bojaram D r : in the Bookes Rup s : 

By M r : Clavells Acco" : as y e : Broker 

says 

The Difference is 
Bugwoitedas D 1 ' : in the Bookes Bupees 
By his Bill indorsed w th : M r : Clavells 

owne hand June 28 th : ib77 : Bup s : 
But the Broker says by M r : Clavells 

Acco" : 

The Difference is 
Cullean Bay D r : in the Bookes Rupees 
By M r : Clavells Acco" : as y e : Broker 

says 

The Difference is 
Mahmud Ckaun D r : in the Bookes Rup s : 
By M r : Clavells Acco" : as. the Broker 

says 

The Difference is 



4398:00: 9 



4294:11:6: 

Rup s : 
3012 :i3: 9 : 



2969 : 13 : 9 



2959 : 09 : : 



8181 : 05 : 3 



5458 : 07 : 

Rupees : 
H2i : 11 : 6 : 



103:05:3 



;3:04:9 



2722:14:3 



1058:12:0 



Rupees 62 : 15 : 6 



How to be 

reotifyed. 



But this Mahmud Ckaun gives in another manner of Aceo" : wherein he claimes 
a Credit of Rup s : 487 : i4 : -5 : ; we suppose it must be upon some pertieular Acco" : 
with M r : Clavell as the Broker declares, therefore you may let his whole Debt as well 
as the Difference in y e : Ballance stand under the Title of Debts upon Errors in 
Aoco" s : expressing the per ticulars, and the Differences in y e : other 3 Acco" 8 : you 
must allsoe charge to the said Persons Aceo tts : for Errors w ch : they Disowns, That 
is you must make Rojaram for Errors w ch : he Disownes D 1 ' : to liojaiam his true 
Acco": and soe for the other two, and then let them Acco tts : stand upon Ballance 
under the Title of Debts upon Errors in Acco" 8 : 

Aooott • It does apeare by those Bookes kept by M r : Bugden that the Acco" : of Broad 

Broad Cloth. Cloth Ordinary and Pine is forced to A Ballance both in the quantity of yards and sume 

of Mony, and now upon adjusting Acco" 8 : with y e : Marehants and by the Brokers 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 121 

BALLASOBE, SEPTEMBEB 1679. [5 th -] 

Bookes it apearing that there was i2i : yards Broad Cloth amo" : to Bup s : 438 : 1.0 : : 
delivered to Juragesaw w oh : is not charged to his Aceo" : and that Chittamundsaw 
Returned 40 : yards Broad Cloth amo" : to Kup s : i45 : — w ch : is not entered to his 
Credit, you may Charge both the said sumes : in the Acco" : of Broad Cloth & 
Ballance the Aeco" : Broad Cloth, to adjust both the Remaines in yards and Mony 
with the Warehouse Booke, by Proffit and Loss. 

The Errours in Casting w ch : are discovered upon this adjusting Acco" s : you may Errors in 
clear by Proffit and Loss or by Acco" : Currant Hugly as most agreeable to y B : sumes : Casting, 
soe to be Charged. 

These Directions being observed your Acco tt3 : will stand right, and you may To eigne y. : 
then signe the Bookes without any Exception, all the Acco tts : being in such wise Boohes - 
explained that 'twill evidently apeare for what you are Eesponsable and for what 
you are not. 

Tou are now therefore to goe imediately upon drawing up the Ballance of vour Directions to 
Bookes to the 30 th : Aprill i679 : and having finished that, you must read & pass b^ 06 the 
them in Councell, and then without any delay draw out a Copy of your Acco": 
Currant Hugly, Aeco^ : Stocke and Ballance and send them by Express to Hugly to 
be entered in the Grail: Bookes, and this we expect to Receive there some time in in this Month 
this Month of September ; after you have done this then begin your next Bookes w ch : ° f September - 
are to be under the Letter X and bring them up to a day, & then keepe up with them, 
and Read and pass them and your other Acco tt8 : Monthly in the Councell according to 8 et u p 

in Ootober. 

to Directions, and this we expect to be done before the Month of October be expired, copys to be 
having thus farr advanced your business, you will then have leasure & pleasure to drawne - 
copy your last bookes for England, for y e : ffort and for Hugly, but if you cannot get 3 : 
paire Copied before the Ships Departure, yet you must not faile of having two pair 
ready one for England and one for the ffort and them for Hugly you may Copy & 
send thither afterward. 

Haveing now done with our Directions for the true stateing your Aeeo" s : that 
you may not fall into y e : like Errours hereafter, but keep your Acco" 8 : and all other 
business in the Method required, we herewith deliver you a Copy of the Regulations Regulations 
prescribed by y e : Agent when he was in the Bay anno i676 :; Allsoe Extract of ^eWed 
severall Sections in our Letters to the Chief & Councell at Hugly from the 8 th : August Extracts Qt 
1678 : to the i2 th : July i679 : Inclusive, and Extract of severall Sections of the Letters from 
Hon We : Comp as : Letters to us Dated the i2 ,h : December i677: and 3 d : January ib7-|:: & e a f gent 
in all w ch : you will find ample Directions for the ordering and Methodizing the from the 
Companys business, and the punishments to be imposed upon failure therein. Company! 

And although you have some plausable excuse for the backwardness of your wh y the 
Acco tts : by reason of M r : Byams late comeing from Hugly with the former Bookes backward™"* 
in Aprill last, the Warehouse Booke carryed away to Hugly by M r : Peacocke 
not returned thence untill the i6 th : July last, and the many differences in the 
Acco tls : w ch : you were at a loss how to Compose without fuller orders from Yo r : 
Superiors, we say for these Reasons we have passed by this fault of the backwardness Default for 
of your Aceo tts : for this time; But your neglect of sending the Copy of yo r : Diary, p°j 16 *? 
Consultations and Acco tts : Cash Monthly to Hugly w ch : we find you were often put in to Hugly. ' 
mind of from thence, is too great an offence to be passed over, and therefore we doe 
hereby ('as the Hono ble : Comp a : have enjoyned us) admonish you M r : Edwards that Mr : Edwards 
are guilty of this neglect, to be caref all you doe not offend therein for the future, j h ° te j oed 
requireing you to send the Copy of your Diary and Acco" : Cash to the last dav of to be sent 
last Month to Hugly to be there before this Month be expired and Monthly afterward, b e e ^° b r r e Se , p " 
and to get Copys thereof transcribed to the end of November to send for England out. 
and the ffort, observing to keepe them in the forme Directed of w ch : you have taken 
observation and Notes from Copy of our owne at the ffort here lent you for that 
purpose, your next offence of this Nature is loss of a quarters Salary, and for the 
third 'tis Dismission from the Hono ble : Comp as : service, as in the i8 lh : Section of their 
Letter of y e : 3 d : January last, the Copy of w ch : we leave with you that you may not 
pretend ignorance. 



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[5 th -] 

ty ticulare to 
be provided. 



Touohing 
Bxpences of 
the ffaotory. 



To advise 1 
Hugly. 



Admonition 
and Con- 
clusion. 



BALLASORE, SEPTEMBER 1679. — 

We order you to provide the. following particulars to be laden upon the English 
Ships for the use of the ffort and the ffactorys at Metchlepatam and Madapollam. 
60 : M da : Beeswax or as much thereof as you can gett 
4 : Butts of Arracke. 
i00 : Skins of Parchment for Drum heads 

We find the Expences of the factory are greater then we expected, and you 
ought to be as frugall for the Hon 1316 : Comp a : as possible you can, we thinke a 
Pallenkeene & 2 : Horses is sufficient accomodation for goeing abroad and doe order 
that the Company pay for keeping noe more, and noe hire for Pallankeens, except 
when you make visits to the Governours and great Men, Your charge of Servants is 
more then necessary, w ch : therefore we have directed to be reduced, Your Expence of 
Candles and Oyle is too much by the halfe therefore you must reduce that, and after 
our departure hence to Hugly we order that you keep noe publike table, there being 
but four of the Comp aS : Servants in the ffaotory, you will have too many of others to 
increase the Charge whilst the Ships are here, therefore you must containe your Sel- 
ves w th in the usuall allowance of your Dyett Mony, at all such times now and 
hereafter, except you shall have license to doe otherwise. 

What offers in the Hono ble : Comp as : affairs wherein you shall need Directions 
after our departure, you must advise to Hugly from whence you shall receive answear, 
and if you be punctuall in sending your Diary, Consultations and Acco tt8 : Cash 
Monthly and when anything extraordinary offers to advise thereof forthwith, it may 
excuse vour writeing thither every 10 : days as you have been ordered whether there 
be occasion of business or not. 

We have now only to wish you to be punctuall, diligent and faithfull in the 
discharge of your Imployments, for therein you will Eeap advantage, content & satis- 
faction, and on the contrary if you be found to faile in any of these things Required 
of you, we must (as we are obliged) proceed with you in such manner as will be very 
preiudiciall to your Reputation and to your wellfare in every Respect, w ch : we advise 
you to prevent as we are 

Your very loving friends 

Streynsham Masteb. 

RlCHAED MoHTJN. 



Septemb r : 5 th : 1679 



To the Woep 11 : Joseph Hynmers Esq r : 
Deputi' Govern*: of Fort S t : George 
Madrasspatnam &c a : Councell. 



Ballasoke Septemb*: 6 th : 1679 



a Paokett 
from Hugly, 

herewith. 



From Metchlepatam the day before we sailed thence we advised you the need- 
full, it pleased God to arive us in this Road the 17 th : Aug st : and we landed here the 
20 th :, Mellick Cossum the Govern 1- : shewing us a great deale of respect. 

The Sloopes arived here from Hugly the 23 th : last Month from w ch : to the 3 d : 
Instant we have had fowle weather that nothing could be put aboard them, Now 
'tis fair and we are prepareing to take our passage on them to Hugly and hope to 
leave this place in two days more, having put the affairs of this ffactory into good 
order, w ch : we found involved in soe great Confusions that those here knew not how 
to sett them to rights, and soe had given over y e : care of it, but now they promise 
better, being well pleased they find themselves sett in the way they may walke in 
right. 

The 3 d : Instant by the Apearance from Hugly we reced. the inclosed Packett 
from the Chief and Councell, by w ch : we perceive the business is in an ill plight there 
allsoe, (but all fair with the Government of the Country) please to order that the two 
Marginall Notes w ch : the Agent hath made in the Copy of the Hugly Grail : Letter 
of 19 th July last, may be entered in the Copy Booke of Letters. 



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BALLASORE, SEPTEMBER 1679. 



[5«*-] 



Bookes to 1 



Agent, and a visit before his departure for Hugly, after consideration thereupon had. 
it was thought fit to deny him the Present, yet with some glimps of hopes to 
■obtaine it after the Agent's returne from Huglv, and to promise him a visit, w ch : to a Present 



We are not without hopes of having the Grail : Bookes at Hugly Ballaneedand 
all the Subordinate ffactorys Bookes brought_into them, before next Month be ex- 
pired, and therefore we desire that your Grail: Bookes may be kept open for them 
untill the middle of December, and if by that time you receive the Ballance of the 
Hugly Bookes you will soone enter it, and shut up your Bookes having all other ept open ' 
Aeco tts : Ballanced allready. 

To the Letters from Hugly we referr you for what further eoncernes the affairs 
in these parts and remaine. 

Tour very affectionate friends 

Steeynsham Master. 
Richard Mohun, 

Upon advice this day that the Sloope \rivalls Mairie leake was found and stopt, 6 Tn - 

and that she had taken in good part of her lading before the order came to bring J e •. Arivaiis 

her into the River, being bapeable to performs the Voyage, the Councell being advised ordered to ' 

with therein she was ordered to proceed as directed from Hugly. proceed to 

Melliek Cossum having given private notice that he expected a Present from the Munday 

THE 8 th - 
Melliek Cos- 
Bum expects 
a Present. 

hinder loss of time was given him this afternoone. Agent. 

Early in the Morning the Agent &c a : Irubarqued upon the Sloope Lilly, and 8 th * 
with the help of Cap' : North & Captaine Earning and the 3 : Ships Pinnaces w ch : £** .*££* 
towed the Sloope, we gott downe to the Banksale at the Rivers Mouth by 2 : or b : a barqued 
Clock afternoone, the water being too low to goe over the Barr we stopt there. LiUy 

About 8 : a Clock at night by the help of a light Moone & Boates laid to Bouy a ship came 
the Bar and the sands, with lights in them, we saw a Ship of the Shabundars of R^verby 
about SOU : tons come into the River that yesterday came into the Road from the night. 
Maldivaes laden with Cowries and Caire ; allsoe in our passage downe the River we 
see two Ships newly come in from Jafnapatam upon Zeiloan w th : Ellephants w ch : 
they were takeing out, two great ships of the King of Syams that bring many Elle- 
phants from Tanassaree we see lying in their Bocks, the [a few words lost] of Elle- 
phants being much driven at this place. 

About iO a Clock [at Night came] Chittamundsaw one of the Comp as : Chief aiettertoye.- 
Marchants downe to the Banksale in his Pallankeene w th : a letter from Melleck tj^£° m 
Cossum to y e : Agent in the Persian language, the Contents of which he said (for we Coasnm 
had noe body present that could read it) was to desire us to spare the Prince a ^^"tome 
quantity of Iron Ordnance of the Comp as : ; formerly scored out for that purpose, and Iron 
to carry them up to Hugly in our Sloopes, to which answear was returned by Chitta- the anew** 
mundsaw by word of Mouth, That we did not use to deale with the Princes or any of thereto 
the Nabobs or Grovern rs : but with the Marchants of y e : Country, and if they would 
undertake the business between us then we were content to part w th : the Guns at 
the termes formerly proposed, but for carrying them to Hugly in our Sloopes, it was 
not possible to be accomodated either now or hereafter during the ships being here 
by reason of the great business of the Comp as : ; This affair being soe concluded, offers made 
Chittamundsaw then made some offers about saltpetre double and Treble refined, but ab ° ut Salt " 
most of y e : latter to the quantity of about '2000: md8; w oh : he was very importu- Romaiis 
nate might be taken off oP their hands, and allsoe a quantity of Romalls, Humhums J^Mni?- 8 
and Mullmulls, for w ch : Chimchamsaw and he had before pressed very hard at mails. 
Ballasore, and y e : same answear w ch : was then given them was now made to Chitta- 
mundsaw viz 1 : that when the Agent was gone M r : Edwards should write up to 
Hugly the lowest prizes they would take, and thence they should receive an answear 
what to trust unto as to the accepting or refusing of those goods. 



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[9-] 



fflag stafs & 
flagB to be set 
up at the 
ffaotory and 
the riveri 
mouth. 



-BALL AS ORE, SEPTEMBER 1679.- 



10 th : 

ye : Agent 
&ca : went 
aboard ye : 
Arivall. 



11 th : 

ye : Arivall 
& Lilly eett 
aayle from 
Ballasore. 

mett wth : a 

atomic. 



13 th : 



gott into 
Hugly River, 
two boatee 
-wth : a letter 
from Mr : 
Vincent. 



Then Chittamundsaw desired to have an authentique Copy of the Agreement 
made between the Agent and Couneell and the Ballasore Marchants the 3 rd : Instant, 
to keepe 'oy [him because the Orfjginall lay in Chimchams hands, w ch : was granted 
him he paying the Secretarys fees. 

Upon consideration that there was little or noe marke for the Barr at Ballasore 
Bivers Mouth now the Tomb that was built by the Dutch was fallen downe the last 
foule weather, and the Monys given some yeares since by M r : March and M r : 
Marshall to build Tombs over their bodys there buryed, that they might be markes 
for the Barr, were not like to be soe expended, and formerly there were flag stafs and 
flags at the Point of Sand & at the ffaetory for such marks, the Dutch having one 
now at their ffaetory, it was resolved and ordered that M r : Richard Edwards should 
put up Flag stafs and Flags accordingly at the ffaetory and at the Point of Sand at the 
Rivers mouth for markes for the Ships to come to anchor, and for the Sloopes and 
Boates to goe over the Barr. 

In the afternoone by the belpe of the Commanders of the ships and their 
Pinnaces the Agent &c a : gott off and went aboard the Sloope Arivall, disposing the 
young Men and Lumber aboard the Ganges and the Lilly. The Sloopes wanting water 
as usuall and for soe many Passengers, the Agent borrowed 4 : Butts of Cap': North,, 
and he being unwilling to spare more and the others none, the Ganges could not 
saile without some, the Master sending word he had but .^ : or 4 ■ Gallons aboard. 

About 3 : a Clock in the Morning the Arivall and y" : Lilly & a small ship of 
M r : Hattons sett saile from Ballasore Road w th : a faire wind w ch : served to carry us 
upon the first Plat of the Braces, and there we were taken of [a] sudden w th : a violent 
Storme of wind and raine at East right in our teeth, just at Sunsett w oh : drove u» 
back, and when we gott safe off of the Plat where we were in 2f fathom water, we 
came to anchor in 6£. fathome, and Rid it out our topmasts and yards struck untill 
the 13 th : at 2 : a Clock in the Morning and then the weather clearing up and the 
wind comeing about to the S° : W: we weighed and stood over the Plat into the 
Rivera Mouth, the Seas runing over us now and then, and anchored between Inger- 
lee and Kedgeree the Lilly in our Company ; in this flurry upon the Braces, we 
aprehended ourselves in some danger, by reason the Arivall was an old vessell, very 
leaky and one of her Pumps proved unserviceable ; The I illy we missed untill the 
next day y e : 12 th : about Noone, and then she came towards us from off the Flat 
where she had Rid it out in noe small danger, but she escaped with the loss of her 
Boat ; Praised be God for these his Mercys. 

In the Morning we saw a Sloope a Sterne of us which afterward proved to be the 
Ganges, w ch : sailed from Ballasore the 11 th : in the Morning, and rid out the Storme 
in sight of the Ships ; In the afternoone we gott into the River leading up to Hugly,. 
at the entrance of w ch : River mett us two Boates called Oolaukes with a Letter to 
the Agent from M r : Vincent advising of his being at Barnagur the 30 th : Aug 8 * : at 
Tumbalee the 2 d : Instant and Returne to Hugly the 8 th : leaving these Boats to give- 
notice of our comeing, one of w oh : was Imediately Dispatched with an answear of 
that Import ; This day we overtooke Six of the 9 : Dutch Flyboats that passed through 
Ballasore Koad the 3' 1 : Instant, One of w ch : Fly boates was run aground at Tumbalee 
just upon the west Point of the Entrance into Hugly River, and there broken in 
peeces, good part of her lading saved being Pepper 

Working by Mooneshine this Morning the first of the flood set us ashoare upon 
the Westward Banke of the River, but we hove off againe without any hurt by a 
Kedge Anchor carryed out by the Boate. 

In the afternoone M r : Vincent mett us with M r : Read, M r : Bugden, M r : Evans 
the Chaplaine and M r : Douglas the Chyrurgeon in Budgeroes and Oolaukes, with them 
in the Evening we left the Sloope takeing the Comp as : Chest of Gold and some of the 
Silver in the Boates with us, & this night came to Barnagur where the Tent was- 
pitched having sup'd at Tanna in the way. 



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■HUGLY, SEPTEMBER 1679.— 



16th; 

In the MorniDg we sett forward for Hugly, where we arived about 9 : at night, " iTed at 
the Dutch Directore the Heer Verburgh with his Second 8ig r : Fensell, and two others ye u f Dutob. : 
of the Councell Chiefs of Maulda & Decca mett us in their Budgeroe about two Miles P ire0 j£ r ® t th 
below Hugly, and as we passed by the Dutch ffactory they fired three Bounds of Agent. 
39 : Guns ashoare and aboard two of their Ships that lay at anchor in the River 
against their ffactory ; at our landing at the English old ffactory the Guns were allsoe 
fired ; at Supper they were fired againe, and when the Dutch Directore weut away 
about 12 : at night they were fired a third time ; At Barnagur and all the way up 
the Eiver we saw severall Dutch Ships some comeing up, some Sailing downe and. 
some at anchor. 

The Diary s of Cassumbazar, Dec^a and Pattana were Perused by the Agent. 17 th : 

The Bookes of Acco tts : of Hugly & Ballasore and the Cash Bookes were called for, Thursday 
Perused and Examined by the Agent, .M 1 ' : Bugden was allsoe sent for and examined THE 18 th . 
about the Differences in the said Acco tts : who produced the first foule draft of Balfaaore 
Ballasore Journall A : or T (done by M 1 ' : Clavells Directions and his hand writeing in B° oke . B 
severall places therein and the hand writeing of severall others that Dyed that yeare 
at Ballasore) allsoe his Cash Bookes (noted in severall places w th : Mr : Clavells owne 
hand) for his justification. 

It apearing in Hugly Journall V : That M 1 : Vincent had paid into the Comp as : Cullean Rav 
Cash the 30 th : Aprill 1678 : the Rupees 5408 : 04 : ann s : for w oh : Cullean Hay wants in Ballasore 
Credit in Ballasore, it was thought good to send order to Ballasore by Express, That S 00 ^ 8 ^. 
they should give Cullean Ray Credit by Hugly Acco" : Currant for the said sume in <m? 
their Bookes to be closed the 30 th : Aprill last, and that they should write off Thomas Thomas Pitts 
Pitts Debt in those Bookes by Acco" : Curr M : Hugly it being to be cleared here, and wriu ff be 
what other sumes they could properly enter in their Bookes to make the Acco tfs : of 
that ffactory correspond w th : Hugly Bookes, for w oh : purpose the Acco tts : of Ballasore 
ffactory as it stands in Hugly Bookes V & W should be sent to them. 



To M R : Richard Edwards Chikf &c a : Hugly, September 19 th : 1679 : 

Councell in Ballasore. 

It pleased God to arive us in safety at this place the 16 th : Instant, notwithstand- the Agent 
ing the Danger we were in by incountering with a Storme of Raine and Wind at &ca : aHved - 
East when we were near halfe : way over the first flat of y e : Braces, the Ganges and 
Lilly are allsoe safe arived. Praised be God for these Mercys. 

Upon Perusall of the Hugly Bookes V we find that the Kupees 5408 : 04: ann s : y° :Ru P s: 
which Cullean Bay charges as paidto Mathias Vincent is made good to the Hono b,e : Safogood to 
Comp as : C ash here the 3(J ,h : Aprill i67» : therefore we send these by Express to order the Compas : 
you to give Cullean Ray Credit by your Acco 4t : Curt*': Hugly for the said sume in 
your Bookes to be Ballanced the 30 lh : of Aprill last, and in regard Thomas Pitts Thomas Pitta 
Acco" : will be cleared in the Hugly Bookes you are to write off his Acco 4t : by Hugly writtok 
Acco n : Currant except what M 1 : Edwards is to pay for him w oh : you must allow to his 
Credit there or order the payment of it by some Person here. 

Herewith we send you Extract of Ballasore ffactory s Acco": in Hugly Bookes Extract of 
V & W, that you may thereby know how your ffactorys Acco" : stands here, and we laolory? 
would have you enter in your Bookes Ballanced the 30 th : Aprill last such of the sumes Accotts : sent, 
therein charged as you can properly enter in your Bookes that the Acco tts : may be 
brought to a correspondency, yet we doe not upon this Acco" : allow of your keeping 
your Bookes open longer then the time prefixed in our Instructions, but doe expect 
to have them Ballanced before this Month be expired. 

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[17 th ] 

ye : fflag stafs 



BVGLY, SEPTEMBER i679.- 



The Flagstafs w° h : we found it necessary to be sett up at the ffaetory at Ballasore, 
np ' and allsoe at the Point of Sand at the Rivers Mouth to be a marke for the ships to 
come to anchor and for the Boates to come and goe over the Barr, we would have 
you goe in hand with us we ordered you at our comeing away. 

Your very loving friends 

Streynsham Master. 
Mathias Vincent. 
Richard Mohun. 



20 th - 

Letters sent 
to Pattana, 
Cassumbazar 
and Deooa. 
ye: Contents 
of the Letter 
writt to 
Pattana. 



To Cassum- 
bazar. 



Letters were written to Pattana, Cassumbazar & Decca w oh : are entered in the 
Hugly Copy Booke of Letters, the Contents of which are as followeth. 

To M r : Job Charnock &c a : at Pattana, That 'twas about 2 : Months since the last 
advices came from them, therefore these sent by Express to know the certainty of 
affairs espetially as to the Saltpetre and the Phyrmaund the time spending away 
apace, that when we knew the worst it might be provided for ; allsoe advised him 
the reasons of the Agents visiting these ffaetorys. 

To M 1 ' : Edward Littleton &c a : at Cassumbazar, That we aproved of • takeing all 
the threads of one Puttnee of Silke to prevent mixture of fine and course, That the 
Hono ble : Comp a : ordered a Bale or Chest of each sort of new Musters of Stuffs procur- 
able in any of the ffactorys to be sent them yearly, gave Directions about paying 
Monys to the Charges Grail : keeper and passing his Acco tts : Monthly, permitted M r : 
Littleton to take the air 10 : or 12 : days for his health as he desired, and to come 
hither if he thought it might conduce thereunto ; and blamed them that their Bookes 
of Acco^ t8 : were not yet Ballanced, w ch : they were pressed to hasten in Begard 
the Grafi : Bookes of Hugly and those at the ffort lay open for them. 

To M r : Samuell Hervy &c a : at Decca, That if he could not procure Boates there 
to send the Investment to Hugly by reason of the Princes departure who tooke them 
all up, there should be some sent from hence ; alsoe some Raritys and mony to carry 
on the Investment ; Blamed them for the backwardness of their Bookes of Acco** 9 : 
and wished them to finish them and send them or the Ballance without delay to be 
entered in the Hugly Books. 



Munday 
the 22»«- 



20 : Ch: Silver 
andl:ofGoJd 
to be sent to 
Cassumbazar. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Streynsham Mastkr Esa R : 
M R : Mathias Vincknt M r : 



Agent 
Richard Mohun. 



Order about 
the Ballanoe 
of the Aooott 
Cash in the 
Billneore 
Bookes T & 



In regard that neither Silver nor Gold will sell currantly at this place. It is 
therefore Resolved and Ordered that 20 : Chests of Silver and one Chest of Gold Letter 
H. be sent by Boates to Cassumbazar with all expedition, & in regard Ryalls of 8* : are 
sooner converted into Rupees then Ingotts are, It is therefore Ordered that all the 
Chests of Ryalls be sent at this time the sooner to p iv off the Mony taken up at 
Interest, and what is wanting to make up the 20 : Chests to be sent of the Chests of 
Ingotts. 

It was not thought fit to adventure thither more Treasure at this time in regard 
of the unsettled condition of the Country, the Prince being upon his remove to Court, 
and when this parcell is disposed of (w ch : will take up sometime) then to send the 
remainder. 

The Acco tt8 : of Cash in the Ballasore Bookes Letter T & V: being divided under 
the proper titles of the Persons by whom the same was kept & thoroughly examined, 
ye : Ballance thereof doth apeare to arise as followeth (w oh : is ordered to be thus 
charged to the Acco tts : of the Respective Persons in the Hugly Bookes Letter "W") 
viz* : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



127 



-HUGLY, SEPTEMBER 1679.- 



Sundry Acco™ : D B * to Ballasore Factory for the remaines of Cash 

IN THEIR HANDS V1Z T : 

John Marshall Deceased for the Ballanee of 

Cash kept by him 
Edmund Bugden for the Ballanee of Cash kept 

by him 



Ballasore Factory D r : to Walter Clavell for 
his Credit on the Ballanee of the Ace" : of 
Cash kept by him 

w oh : latter sume being deducted from y e : 
former makes up the want of Cash in 
Ballasore 



Eup s 
Eup 8 
Bup s 



5074: 01; 9 
4737 : 04 : - 



9811: 05: 



Eup s : 2082: 00 



Eup* : 7729 : 05 : 



[22™j 



John Marshall 
Dr5074: 1:9: 

Edmund 
Bugden Dr. 
4737: 04: 0: 



Walter 
Clavell 
Cr: 2085 



The severall Acco tts : of Cash as they are now drawne out and examin'd are ordered 
-to be entered at the end of Ballasore Journall Letter V together with the Bntrys now 
ordered in Hugly Journall letter W : and Copys thereof to be sent home to the 
Hono ble : Company. 

Ordered that Walter Clavell Deceased be made D r : to Ballasore Factory 
Eup 8 : 5553 : 13 : 6 : for that Acco" : wrott off of the Cash in Ballasore Bookes that 
was in his hands as in Hugly Journall letter T : folio 10 : and 48 : 

Ordered that Edmund Bugden be made D r : to John Marshall Deceased Eup s 
500 : for soe much over charged to John Marshalls Cash that was received by 
Edmund Bugden 

Note that John Marshall hath Credit for Rup s : 2±i3 : in his perticular Acco" : 
in Ballasore Bookes V : for the Cash found in his Chest after his Decease. 

M r : Edmund Bugden being called before the Councell did acknowledge the 
foregoing sumes charged to his Acco" : to be resting in his hands, and for w oh : he 
promised to make satisfaction, excepting only against Rup s : i091 : 12 : 3 : w oh : he 
said he could make out he had paid to M r : Clavell. 

The Agent then acquainted M r : Bugden that there was 6000 : Rup s : which the 
Ballasore Marchants charged as paid to him in December and January it) 77 : and 
read to him the Consultation about the same in Ballasore the 3 d : Instant, to which 
he answeared that he knew nothing thereof, the Agent then acquainted him that he 
must see to make good all these Monys due from him to the Hono h,e : Company with 
Interest for the same, for soe long time as it hath been in his hands. 

Resolved to write to Ballasore to order the Chief and Councell to charge the 
Rupees 7,729 : 5 : 9 : wanting in the Cash there to the Debt of Acco tt - Currant 
Hugly, the same being now cleared here. 

A Letter to Ballasore of this date was read & passed. 



Walter 
Clavell 
Dr- Rup 8 - 
5553: 13: 6: 

Edmund 
Bugden Dr- 
Rups : 500 : 



Marshalls 
Credt : for 
Rups: 2113 : 
Mr : Bugden 
acknowled- 
ged the sumes 
charged to 
his A coot : 



and to make 
good ye : 
6ame wth : 
Interest. 
Rups : 7729 : 
5:9: how to 
he charged in 
Ballasore. 



John Nicks Secret ' 



Stretnsham M 
Matt 6 : Vincent. 
Eichard Mo HUN 



One of the Dutch Sloopes takeing out the Guns of the Flyboat that was run 23m 

ashoare at Tumbalee and laying the Guns upon her Deck upon an accident at the a Dutch 

turnc of the Tide, oversett and sunke in 8 : fathome water; Another of their Ships j^° pe over * 
did allsoe run ashoare but gott off againe. 



M r : Vincent having taken Physick the Councell did not sett. 



THCBSDAY 
THE 25 th - 



128 



Records of Fort St. George. 



-HUGLT, SEPTEMBER 1679.- 



not granted. 



he confined to i A OOO 
the ffactory. " 



Feyday At a Consultation 

the 26th : 

Present 

Strrynsham Master Esq/: Agent 
M R : Mathias Vincent M r : Richard Mohctn. 

Mr :Bugdenn M r : Edmund Bugden haveingmade it his request to have leave to goe downe to 

toBaUaeorf 06 Ballasore upon his Sloope laden w th : 500 : M d : of Pepper, as he says, that he might 
there dispose thereof, and receive other adventures of his returned from Maldiva and 
expected from Atchin, and alsoe inquire into the business of the 6000 : Rupees 
charged upon him by the Ballasore Marchants whereby he may be the sooner enabled 
to make satisfaction into the Hono ble : Companys Cash for the whole demands upon 
him, w ch : being taken into consideration ; It is resolved not to be convenient 
nor fltt to grant his request, he having not proposed any present satisfaction, 
and the sume being considerable, the Principle with Interest amountiug to about 
Rup s : It is ordered that he be confined to the ffactory untill such time 
as he shall pay the Mony, or give such security for payment thereof as shall be 
accepted ; It is alsoe ordered that M r : George Peacock doe goe. and seize his Sloope 
laden with Pepper in the Conip 3 * : name, lock the Hatches, bring away the Keys and 
leave 4 : English Men on board to keepe possession and take care that nothing be 
Imbezled ; M 1 : Bugden was then sent for and the foregoeing lines read to him. 

The Agent requiring M r : Vincent to declare y e : names of the Persons that are 
advised of in the Hugly Grail : letter to the ffort of the 18 th : July last (to be too bold 
in buying of " Silke in Cassumbazar w ch : if it had not been timely foreseene, and 
" remedy found by the Chief there — and it was a great chance that he did find it out — 
" noe small Expence and trouble to had followed thereupon, whereas before Men had 
" Passes they dared not but acquaint the Chief in all places with what they had to 
" doe, conceiving themselves to be more under check then now possibly they doe) to 
w oh . ]yp . yineent replyed that he acknowledged it was an Errour soe to write and 
desired pardon for it, for that M r : Vriell and M 1 : Large who came from Metchlep* : 
and were the Persons that soe dealt at Cassumbazar the last yeare, had noe Pass from 
the Agent and Councell, and he doth acknowledge that there was order given in the 
letter from the ffort- of the 8 th : August 1678 : to discountenance all those that 
should come from Metchlep a : without a Pass. 

"Whereas the Hono ble : Comp a : have divers times ordered that all Freemen must 
reside under their Government at ffort S* : George Madraspatnam to prevent the 
inconveniences that may ensue by Persons tradeing to and fro in these parts without 
Passes, by w ch : they may be knowne to be Inhabitants under the English govern- 
ment, It is ordered that none of the Subjects of his Majesty of Great Britaine &c a : 
w ch : are not in the Comp as : service, or have not a Pass as Inhabitants in some 
place under the Hono ble : Comp as : governm' : in India shall have any countenance 
or protection, nor enjoy any of the English priviledges, nor shall the Chiefs of the 
Respective ffactorys upon any occasion grant them a Dustuck from or to any place 
whatsoever. 



his sloope 



ye : Agent 
requires ye 
names of the 
Persons that 
oaused 
trouble in 
Cassumbazar 



Mr : Vincents 
reply 



have not 
Passes as 
Inhabitants 
under the 
Honoble : 
Compas : 
Government. 
a Register of 
all Dustieks 
to be kept. 



And that it may be knowne that noe Dustucks be granted but to such as they 
ought to be granted, and that they be given to such ; It is ordered that there shall 
be a Register kept of all Dustucks that are given, as well those for the Comp as : 
goods or for the goods belonging to the Comp as : Servants (the Respective Chiefs 
and all others) as those for freemen that have Passes, all w oh : Dusticks are to be 
entered in the Register of Private Trade. 

And if any Person or Persons shall come from Forraigne Parts without a Pass 
to have the no t knowing of these orders, upon his or their giving Bond in 100 u : Sterling to 
as^ninhlbH- become an Inhabitant under the Efono ble : Comp^ : government at Bombay or at 
ant - Madraspatnam within 12 : Months after the date of the said Bond (w ob : is to b£- 



strangere to 
give Bond & 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 129 



EUGLY, SEPTEMBER 1679. 



L20»«. i 



order for 



^seiit to Fart S* : George,) the Person soe entering into Bond may have aud shall then 
have the same liberty and priviledge as if he had a Pass as an Inhabitant under the 
Hono ble : C(»mp aa : government. 

There being an order of Councell made the 28 t: ' : day of Aprill last in Hugly for y e 
l the Regulation of Pertieular Mens Investments at Cassumbazar, the same is now pertiooiar'Tn- 
eonfirmed ; and it is further ordered for the perfecting of the same, that those orders vestments at 
shall be observed in all the ffaetorys in the Bay. & that the Respective Chiefs, and 
;all the Companys Servants and the' Freemen shall Register (in the Bookekept for the |°^i t ^ e erTed 
Register of private trade) all the Monys they imprest for the provision of goods, the ffaetorys. 
[persons names to whome paid, and the particulars of the goods for w" h : Dusticks are 
.given or desired to be given. 

And all fiuch Persons as are in the C'omp as : Service and alsoe such as have or ail goods 
shall have Passes for liberty to trade as Inhabitants at any place under the Comp a8 : Exported to 
Government in India that bring any goods by sea to land at any Port in the Bay of beRegi*terd 
OBengale, or that shall have any goods to export by Sea, shall give an Acco** : there- Renter of 
of to the Chief of the Comp as : ffactory where the said goods are Imported or Ex- private 
ported, and the same shall be Registered in the Register of private trade. 

And it is ordered That if any Person or Persons other then the Respective Chiefs, None bat thei 
or such as are apointed by them shall aply themselves to any governour or to any ^mseWee'to 
other Officer or Minister of the Towne or Country upon any occasion whatsoever, the any Gover- 
Chief and Councell of the Comp as : ffactory where such offence shall be comitted or nour ' 
where such offender can be mett with, shall seize upon y e : Partie soe offending and offenders to 
>send him for ffort S* : George there to be proceeded against according to the quality of sort^ t0 e 
the offence ; and when any Persons in the Comp as : service or having Passes as In- 
habitants under the Comp as : government shall aply themselves to the Chief of the 
Respective ffaetorys for Dusticks or for the clearing or passing any goods, or in any 
•other business w cb : does require aplication to the Governour or other Officer or the Ghiefs to 
Minister of y e : Towne or Country the said Chief is hereby ordered & required to Dustioksfor 
grant Dusticks to cleare and pass the goods, and to use his endeavours bona fide for cl ^ ngof 
the effecting the said affair & for the preservation of the privi ledges of y e : English 8 °° 8 " 
in these parts, soe as the same be at the Expence of the party concerned and not at any^trVrTers 
the Comp as : charge nor to the prejudice or detriment of their Interest ; and noe goods. 
Person shall owue any Strangers goods not belonging to the Euglish or to such as 
serve them, that they may pass free of Customes and other Dutys as English goods 
upon paine of paying double the Customes and Dutys. one halfe thereof to the 
Informer, and the other halfe to the use of the poore at Fort S* : George Madraspat- 
nam for every such offence. 

Ordered that this Consultation (except the two first paragraphs) shall be sent this Consult- 
to the subordinate ffaetorys authenticated and due observance required thereunto. SSttoto" 

subordinate 
ffaetorys. 

Streynsham Master. 
Matt s : Vincent. 
John Nicks Secret ry : Richard Mohdn. 27' h : 

M r : Edmund Bugden having paid 14000 : Rupees into the Comp as : Cash (\v' h : £ d ™ d und 
M r : Vincent hath entered in his Cash Booke) upon Acoo** : of the Comp as : monys paying 
in bis hands, he was discharged of his confinement, his Sloope Released to him, and di* oh°r R d' S r 
desireing that if he paid any mony into the < 'omp ns : Cash at Ballasore it might be hisconfme- 
repaid him in Hugly, it was allowed, and that he should be assisted in his Affairs at "" ?nt " 
Ballasore. 

Received Letters from Ballasore w th : the Diarys and Acco tts : Cash that were Letters, 
behind to the end of August last. Uyarys&oa- 

" reced : from 

Thomas Cooper that came out of England a Soldyer & came w th : the Agent to Thomas 
play on Musick dyed this day of a feaver. The Dutch dispatched 4 ships laden most Deceased 
wth : Come for Batavia, 



130 Records of Fort St. George. 



HUGLY, SEPTEMBER 1679. 

Monday At a Consultation 

29 th : 

Present 

Stkeyjssham Master Esq e : Agent 
M R : Mathias Vincent M E : Richard Mohcn. 

Timbers to be _ Resolved to give orders to Ballasore for the provision of : or 6 '0 : Timbers of 
P e°fiort ' f ° r i 6 : and i 8 : ( ' oveds lon g for t,ie buildings and Kepaires which the Hono ble : Company- 
have ordered at the ffort. 
Cowuiu loss Concerning the had Debt of Cowull a Banian Marehant in Ballasore w ch : they 

Rups^o: advise of in the letter from thence of the 20 th : last Month, that he hath never beem 
allowed for goods of his burnt in the ffactory anno 1674 ; vallued at Rupees 6270 : 
the halfe of w ch : M 1 ': Clavell offered to allow him, but he then refused to accept it as in 
the Consultation of the >; <l : of last Month at Ballasore ; Now upon perusall of the Bookes- 
two rhiris of Acco tts : Letter R : wherein the loss by that fire is brought to Acco" ; It is resolved 
thereof to be to write to the Chief &c a : at Ballasore to allow him two thirds of Rup s : 6270 : for the 
im. j osg ^ v t j ie ^ provided that he give good and sufficient security for y e : payment of the- 
rest of his Debt of Rup s : 7i82 : io : w oh : is now lookt upon as Desperate, his loss- 
by the fire being the loss of all his Estate andalsoe of his Credit. 
aalarys Ordered that the Salarys of those of the Comp as - : Servants w eh : came downe- 

orderedtobe f TQm t ^ e fforts [be] paid out of the Comp a3 : Cash here, this being the usuall day of 
payment and Acco" : Currant ffort S' : George charged with the sumes paid to those- 
that belong to that place, y e : particulars to be sent in an Aecof : by the ships. 
ye Soidyersto Ordered that the Soldyers be paid this Months pay at 9 : fan 3 : to the Rupee to- 

e pai ' be charged to the Acco" : of ffort S' : George. 

Thos:Nevin- Ordered that Thomas Nevinson be entertained as Master of the Sloope Lilly at 

ta"ned ter ' 30 : Rup s : ty Mensem wages, and 6 Rupees ty Mensem Dyett. 

Streynsham Master. 
Matt 3 - Vincent. 
John Nicks Secret rv : Richakd Mohtjn. 

29th : Received the Bookes of Acco tts : from Dacca Ballanced the 30 th : A prill last r 

DaooaBookes ^vith advice that it was discoursed at Court there that the Poll Mony or Judjeea 
I'oii Mony. lately enordered by the Mogull would be exacted of the English and Dutch. 

;.50th . Mellick By ram Brother to Mellick Cossum Foosdar of Bugly gave the Agent 

Meiiiek a visit at the ffactory. 

the Agent a Aboundance of Raine hath falhn here every day for a fortnight, w ch : hath; 

vmtt - caused an unwholesome aire, many people sickning and dying. 

October The Agent &c a : gave the Dutch a visit at their ffactory. 

the ^ M0 
yeAgent A Copy of the Letter of the 20 th : last Month was sent to Pattana by another 

Express, adviseing that an Express should be dispatched every "Weeke untill we 

received answear of the Condition of Affairs there; Allsoe ordered y e : provision of" 
to Pateaia""" some Medieinall Drugs for the Chyrurgeons use at the ffort. 
A Letter sent A Letter was Dispatched to Ballasore with the Consultation of the 26 tu : last 

to Ballasore. j^j,^ and the Aooo" s : Cash as should have been stated in Ballasore Bookes V and 

now rectifyed in Hugly Bookes W to be sewed to the one of Ballasore Journall V 

in Ballasore 
Thursday Allee Nuekv the Governour of Hugly for j e : Prince came to the ffactory to 

ZL visit the Agent ' 



visited y 
Dutch. 



Allee Nucky 

visited the 

Agent. 

ye : Conneell 



The Agent and Councell mett, discourst of Affairs, perused and examined the 
Acco" 5 : of M r : Clavell, M r : Marshall &c a : with the Company, but concluded upon 
nothing to be entred. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



131 



HUGLY, OCTOBER 1679. 

A ceo" : of Mony paid upon Sallarys & Wages according to order of Councell the 
29 th : last Montli for w ch : the Eespective Persons have passed Receipts viz 4 : 

Rups : Ans : Ps : 

Streynsham Master Agent his Sallary at 200U : ^ : 

Ann : for halfe a year from Ladv day to Michaell- 

masday last is 100" : at 2 s : 3 d : the Rupee is 883 : i.4 : 2 : 

M r : Richard Mohun for £ of his Salary from the 25 th : 

March to the 29 th : Septenary : at J 00 ,b : ty Ann : is 

25" : at 2 s : 3 d : ty Rup e : is 222:03:6: 

M r : Richard Elliot Chaplaine for his Salary from the 

3 d : January to the 29 th : Septemb r : amo tts : to 71" : 

18: 4: l<i r : at2": 3 d : is ... Hup 3 : 639:03:8: 

John Nicks Secretary for \ of his Salary from the 

25 th : March to the 9 th : of Septemb r : at 20" : ty 

Ann : and from y e : 9 th : to the 29 th : Septemb 1 ' : at 

30" : with a gratuity of 10" : ty : Ann makes 10 u : 

5 s : 8| d at 2 s : 3 d : is Rup s : 9i : 06 : ii : 

John Thomas for \ of his Salary fro : the 25 th : March 

to the 9 th : Septemb r : at 20" : ty : anfi : and from 

the 9 th : to y e : 29 th : Sept r : at 30 u : is 5" 5 s 9f * 

is ... ... ... ... ... ... Rup 8 : 

John Scattergood for the £ of his Sallary at 20 u : ty 

Ann : from y e : 25 th : March to the 29 th : Septemb r 

is 5 11 - at 2 s - 3 d - Rup s 

Richard Browne for i of a yeares Salary at 2 s : 3 d : Sj^ 

Rupee is ... ... ... ... ... Rup 8 

William Rivett for | a yeares Salary at 2 s : 3 d : is Hup 8 
John G-oddard for § of a yeares Salary at 2" : 3 d : ^ 

Rupeeis Rup s : 44:07:01 

Henry Oxiuden for his Salary from the 28 th : June to 

the 29 th : Septemb' : arao"» : unto at iO 11 : & : Ann : 

Rup s : 22: U2 : 4 



47: 00 



44 : 07 : 01 : 



44: 07 
44: 07 



[2k,.] 



ye: Acoott 
of Sialary B 
and wages 
paid. 



Will : Richardson Ensigne 3i 

V .' Rupee is 
Richard Dawson Rounder . . 
Anthony Hawkins Rounder 
John Ferry 
Gyles Scudamore 
William Eonnell 
Thomas Polter 
Daniell Singer 
Moses Jones 

John Griffith 

Robert Berwick 
Anthony ffawcett 
Samuell Whitehead 
Henry Smith 



Soldvees. 
fan 3 : at 9 : fan 8 
Rups: 
i00 : 
i00: 

9i: 

8i: 

9i: 

9i : 

9i: 

9i: 

9i: 

8i: 

8i: 

9i: 

9i: 



Rup s : 



2088: 11 



00 



40: 00 
U: 0i : 09 
ii : 0i : 09 
i0: 0i: 09 
09: 00: 00 
i0 : 0i : 09 
i(): Oi: 09 
i0 : 0i : 09 
i0 : 0i : 09 
i0 : 0i : 09 
9 : (10 : 00 
9 : 00 : 00 
i0 : 0i : 09 
10 : 0i : 09 



170 : 01 : 



Clement King Clerke 


i00: 


ii. 


oi- 


09: 




Henry Mallary Chururg n : ... 


120: 


13 


05 


04: 




John Somerling Trumpeter 
Peter Ashton Officer 


160: 


17 


12 


05: 




91: 


10 


01 


09: 




Thomas Cooper "1 . . , 
for27Dayes/ Decea8ed - 


82: 


b 


oi 


09: 




Thomas Lane Agents Serv* : 


91: 


10 


01: 


09: 


7i: 08: 9: 













Totall Rup 3 : 2330 : 05 : 7 



132 



Record* of Fort St. George. 



Mr ; Little- 
Ion arived 

5 th : 

A Letter 
fr«m Decca 



&C a 



HUGLY, OCTOBER WW. 

M r : Edward Littleton arived from Cassumbazar, and brought thence tbe Diary 
for the Month of September. 



Eeceived a Letter from Decca of the Z7 th : Septerub r : advising of great vyolenee 
practiced by Hodgee Mahmud y e : Princes Duan for 15000 : Rupees he adventured 
to Persia thro M r : Vincents hands, w ch : he would have repaid him before 'twas 
returned from thence. 



Munday 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Steeynsham Master Esq r : Agent 
M K : Matthias Vincknt M e : Richaed Mohun. 



ye : Ryalls of 
Eight& Gold 
disposed of at 
Cassumbazar. 
more 18 : 
ChestB Silver 
and one of 
Gold to be 
sent thither. 

the Duan 
troublesome 
about 15000: 
Eups : which 
he sent to 
Persia. 



Mr : Vincent. 
to order the 
payment of 
the mony. 

Mr : Vinoent 
requests ye : 
15000 : 
Eups : may 
be paid him 
here and 
repaid at the 
ffort. 



. granted. 



1500 tolas of 
Gold to be 
delivered to 
Mutterasaw. 



M r : Edward Littleton being arived from Cassumbazar and given an Acco" : of 
the sale of all the Ryalls of Eight last sent thither, and that the Gold and [ngotts of 
Silver were alsoe upon disposure as in the Cassumbazar Diary for the Month of 
September, It is Resolved and Ordered that the remaining 18 : Chests of Silver Ingotts 
and one Chest of Gold whereof some part will be disposed of here, shall lie sent by 
Boates to Cassumbazar with all expedition. 

M 1 ' : Hervy &c a : having advised a letter from Decca of the 27 th : of last Month 
received yesterday thatthe Princes Duan Hodgee Mahmud is very outrageous toward 
them upon Aeco" : of 15000 : Rupees which he demands the present payment of 
and a writeing for the profit thereupon to Persia, which Mony M r : Vincent was 
forced to receive and to promise to send to Persia upon his Acco n : when he was at 
Decca the last yeare to take out the Princes Neshan, which was long detarded upon 
that Acco": , It is Resolved to give orders to M r : Hervy to make an end of the 
business, and that M r '. Vincent doe give order for the payment of the Mony although 
it be not yet arived from Persia there being noe other way to satisfy his unreasonable 



Upon M 1 ' : Vincents request that the said io000 : Rup s : might be paid him 
here out of the Comp aB : Cash, he to repay it by exchange at the ffort where the 
Mony from Persia is lodged ; In regard, the said Affaire was undertaken for the 



Hono ble : Comp a ": service to expedite y e : takeing out of the Nishan, It is therefore 
thought fit and reasonable to grant M r : Vincents request, the exchange to be made 
up at 8f : annas of a Rupee to the Abassee. 

Ordered that there be 1500 : tolas of Gold delivered to Muterasaw upon Aceo": 
of his Contract, for which he is to allow the same rate as the Gold sells for at 
Cassumbazar but not under i3 : Rupees the Tola. 



to write to Resolved to write to the Chief &c a : at Pattana that they doe not stand for a 

Pattana about gma ]i matter of 1.000 : or 2000 : Rupees for the clearing the Saltpetre now the time 

clearing ye: '.•.,., x 

Petre.j, is soe farr shpt. 

Streynsham Mastee. 
Matt 8 : Vincent. 
Richaed Mohun. 



John Nicks Secret 1 ' 3 ' : 



a Perwanna 
for 17 : Iron 
Ordnance 
?ht for 
i'rince. 



bough' 
thePr 



A Perwarna came from the Princes Duan requiring that the 17 : Iron Ordnance 
bought of the Comp* : for the Prince by Mellick Cossum at Ballasore, should be sent 
to Decca in the Companys Sloopes. ^ 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1679-80. 133 

HUGLY, OCTOBER 1679. 

At a Consultation Thdrsda? 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq r : Agent 
M R : Matthias Vincent M e : Richard Mohun. 

A Letter to Pattana of this date was read and passed. a letter to 

Pattana. 

A Letter to Cassumbazar of this date was read & passed. a letter to 

CaaBUmbazar. 

A Letter to Deeea of this date was read and passed. Decc» rto 

Upon examination of the Acco tts : of Cash in the Cash Booke and in the Bockes short in Cash 
of Aeco tts : of Hugly, it apeares that there is nupees 3849 : 4 : 6 : short in Cash as f^? s 6 : 3849: 
the A ceo" : stands charged in the Bookes of Acco tts :, about which M r : Read being 
examined he gives for answear, that it is caused through M r : Halls omitting to 
enter severall parcells to the Cash Acco" : whilst he kept the Bookes that have not 
since been rectifyed by the Cash Bookes, wherefore It is Ordered that the Acco" : ^^twL ' 
of Cash be thoroughly examined and rightly stated, and that the Cash in the Chest examined & 
and the Acco" 8 : thereof in the Cash Booke and in the Bookes of Acco" 3 : may agree, 8tated ' 
It is ordered that an Acco" : be stated of Cash upon Errors in Acco" : D r : to Acco" : now to be 
of Cash Rup s : 8849 ; 4 : 6 : for the Difference betweene the true Cash in the Chest 
by y e : Cash Booke and the Acco" : thereof in the Bookes of Acco" 8 : for that at M 1 ' : 
Yincents comeing from Cassumbazar to take charge of the Chief ship of Hugly there 
was noe Cash in Chest but M r : Read was in disbourse for the Company to the last 
of Septemb r : 1677 : as apears by y e : Cash Booke. — Rup s : 145 : 04 : 3 : 
And bv the Bookes of Acco tts : the Acco" : 

Cash was then Debtor Rup s : 3704: 00: 3 



Soe there was wanting in Cash Rupees 3849: 04 : 6 : which is to be stated as 
above ordered in the Bookes W : to be Ballanced the 30 th : Aprill i679 : 

And it apeares by M r : Clavells Cash Booke ending the 31 th : March 1674 : that Mr : ciaveii 
he ought to have a Credit of Rup 8 : 4578 : : 6 : for soe much he was in disbourse j n di * boura 
of his owne Cash for the Comp as : Acco" : at Hugly. Oomp»: 

^ &J Rups: 4578: 

00: 6: 

Ordered that the Hugly Cash Booke of M r : Clavell from the ^ m0 : October Hugly Ca B b. 

i673: to the 31 th : March 1674 : and alsoe the Hugly Cash Bookes of M r : Read from ^ ooke n 9 , of „ 

the 1 st : Aprill 1674 : to the 30 th : Septemb r : 1677 : becopyed out into double Copys „Vst^ 

and sent home to the Hono ble : Company ; The Cash Bookes of M 1 ' : Vincents time ^ a t d h t ° m De 
agreeing with the Bookes of Acco" 8 : it is not needfull to send them. 

Ordered that M r : Edmund Bugdens Acco" : be charged Rup 8 : 3321 : ±4 : i0 : Mr:Bu g denB 
for Interest of Rup 8 .: 12939: to the 27 th : September last, as by the Acco" : now c h a °ge Q to be 
made up, and y 4 : his Acco" : be Credited Rup s : 16: 06 : : for Interest of Rup 8 : Rnp> 
i267| paid in by him the 26 th : August last. 



10 : for 

Interest. 



Streynsham Master. 
Matt 8 : Vincent. 
John Nicks Secret ry : Richard Mohun. 

This day James Price the Comp as : Vackeele at Decca arived at Hugly with an gin. 
Aidy and a Chupdar from Hodgee Mahmud the Princes Duan about the ±5000 : JameBPrioe 
Rup 8 : sent to Persia for him by M r : Vincent, which by the Perwanna the Duan arfve^fcom* 
demanded present payment of with the Proffit, and in case it was not presently paid, Deooa. 
he wrott to the Governour of Hugly Allee Nucky to stop all our business. 

John Somerling the Agents Trumpeter Dyed this day of a vyolent Feaver. 10™ : 

John Somer- 
ling 

Deceased. 
D. & c. 1679-80—34 



134 



Records of Fort Si. George. 



Lioih-i 

Letters to 
Pattana, 
•CaaBumbazar 
and Decca 
Dispatoht. 



Order to 
Decoa not 

to pay the 
Poll mony. 

11th 

to write to 
Mr : Hall to 
«end the 
Accotts : of 
■Cash that had 
been in his 
hands in the 
yeares 1672 : 
1673: & 
1674: 

ye : Booke of 
the JJallasore 
Marchts : 
Aoeotts : 
made op by 
Mr : Bugden 
.&Mr: 
Clavell sent. 
Cowoll 

charged 1000 : 
Pups : to be 
made good. 

13™ : 
a letter from 
Ballasore 
■wth : ye ; 
Accotts : 
Cash and the 
Ballanee of 
ye : bookes. 
an answear 
dispatoht 
imeiiately. 



HUGLY, OCTOBERIQ'79. 

The Letters to Pattana, Cassumbazar & Decca wrott yesterday were dispatched 
this day, to Cassumbazar was sent the Invoice of the Treasure last sent, and the 
Consultations of the 28 th : Aprill and 26 th : September last concerning the Regulating 
of Preemens Trade, and those of the Companys Servants, and for the Registering of 
Dusticks. 

To Decca was alsoe sent the same Consultations, querys why the Comp as : Lead, 
Copper, Tinn, Tuttynague and Gold was not sold, severall advices about the 
Irregularity of their Acco tts :, Ordered them not to Pay y" : Judgeea or Poll Mony 
if it should be demanded, and made an adition telling them that the business of the 
Duans i5000 Rupees would now be ended here. 

Pinding severall Entrys interwoven betwixt y e : Cash of Hugly and Ballasore in 
Bookes Q. R. S. T : wherein ' twas suggested that M r : Hall was concerned, it was 
thought fitt to write to M r : Hall at Ballasore to send to Hugly tae Acco tts :_of what 
Cash had been in his hands for the Comp as : Acco" : in the yeares i672 : 1673 : & 
it574 : a Letter was alsoe written to the Chief &e a : at Ballasore ordering them to 
deliver the said Letter to M r : Hall, and to require his answear and the Acco t4 : Cash 
in two dayes and return it without delay, alsoe sent them the Booke of the Ballasore 
Marchants Acco tts : made up by M r : Bugden and M r : Clavell anno i676 : and the 
Acco tts : of Ditto 1677 : advised them that Mahmud Ckaun stood a Debto r to M r : 
Clavell in his perticular Acco tts : and that Cowull was made D r : for 1000 : Rupees 
paid him by M r : Bugden the 28 th : January l\67f w ch : was charged to Comaull a 
Banians Acco" : in Hugly Bookes S : Jor : f ol : 27 : & therefore Cowull or M r : 
Bugden is to make good this i000 : Rup 8 : from that day, besides the 1000 : Rupees 
charged to his Aceo" : in Ballasore Jour : T : fol : 37 : about which they were to 
examine him and the House Banian and returne their answear. 

Received a letter from Ballasore dated the 7 th : Instant with the Acco" : Cash 
for the Month of September, and the Copy of the Ballanee of the Bookes W '• but the 
perticulars of the Acco" : Curr" : Hugly not being inserted, a letter was dispatched 
imediately requireing the same to be sent that it might be entered in the Hugly 
Grafl : Bookes. 

Alsoe other particulars were inserted in the letter to Ballasore according to the 
Resolves in Consultation this day. 



Monday 
the 1 3 th : 



At a Consultation 
Present 



M*' 



Steeynsham Mastkr Esq b : Agent 
Matthias Yincent M r : Richakd Mohdn. 



ye : charge 
againBt 
Mr : Bugden 
for goods 
wanting in 
Bales 
examin'd. 
he gave in 
two Attesta- 
tions for his 
defence 
eignei by 
Kichrt : 
Trenehfield & 



to signe ye : 
Ticketts for 
the Bales & 
two otherB to 



M 1 ' : Bugden being examin'd upon the Hono ble : Comp^ : Charge from England 
for goods wanting in Bales that were paekt at Ballasore, for his defence he gave in 
two Attestations signed by Richard Trenehfield for the yeares l\675 : and i676 : and 
an Attestation signed by Samuell Anthony for the Teare i67b' : both witnessing that 
they were present at the Embaleing of all the goods in those yeares, and that they 
did count such a number of peeces into the Bales as the Ticketts specified y e : truth. 
whereof they offered to confirme by oath, and Samuell Anthony being present in the 
ffactory was sent for & examin'd thereabout, who affirmed the same, that he was 
present at the Embaleing in l\676 : and wrott the Ticketts which M r : Bugden signed, 
and that he did see the peeces counted into trie Bales according to y e : L'icketts and 
saw the Bales made up before he went from them. 

Resolved to order them at Ballasore that upon the Imbaleing of their goods the 
Warehousekeeper should signe the Ticketts to be put into the Bales, and y e : Ticketts 
to be attested by two others that are to count the peeces, that the quantity is packt 
accordingly. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 135 



--HUGLY, OCTOBER 1679.- 



[13™-] 

Upon M r : Bugdens desire to have leave to goe to Ballasore it was granted and ^ f^g^ to 

that the Chief &c a : there should assist him in his business about his Acco** 8 : with the goe to Baiia- 

Marehants. BOre sran 

Resolved to order them at Ballasore to secure all the Companys Estate on board to Becure ye : 

the English Ships in the Road, and themselves from being surprized, if the report ^aboard 8 " 

should prove true of Sultan Mauzums Son and Sevagees sons eomeing to Cateeke. the Bhips if 

r Sultan Mau- 

zums & Seva- 
gees eons 
come to 
Cateoke. 

Ordered that Ramnarraine be paid 2000 : Rupees upon Acco**: of a parcell of t 2 °^,° e : E a "J s: 

Mullmulls brought into V e : house. Ramnarraine. 

A Letter to Ballasore of this date was read and passed. Ballasore. 

Streynsham Master. 
Matt 8 Vincent. 
John Nicks Seeret ry : Richard Mohun. 

The Acco tts : of Ballasore Factory were adjusted with y e : Hugly Bookes and 15 th 
made exactly to agree, and the reconciling parcells ordered to be entered which r£ c °° rtS: 

, j J , ~ l. j.i_ • i.i -d i oi Ballasore 

: amount to "vast sumes as apeares by tne same in tne JoooKes. adjusted with 

the Hugly 



At a Consultation 

Present Thtjesday 

Streynsham Master Esq* : Agent 
M R : Matthias Vincent M b : Richard Mohun. 

John Nayler desireing to come downe from Cassumbazar to Hugly liberty was John Nay- 
granted him accordingly. £££"*■ 

A Letter to Pattana of this date was read and passed. a Letter to 

Pattana. 

The Acco** : of Cash being thoroughly examined from y e : yeare i673 : to 1677 : y e : Aooott ! 

in the Bookes of Acco tts : Letter Q: R: S. T. V. and the Errors therein rectifyed ; eramLnd and 

It is ordered that the Cash upon Errors in Acco 1 * : be made C 1 ' : Rup 8 : 11225: reotif y d - 

03 : 3 : and that the said ^cco" : be made D r : Rup 8 : 7375 : 14 : 9 : w ch : with Rup s : Mr : ciaveii 

3849: 4:6: wanting in the Cash evens the Acco** : as by the Particulars to be co m t °- ye: 

entered in y e : bookes will apeare. Rups: 

The Acco** : of M r : Walter Clavell Deceased being stated it apears thereby that demanded of 

he is D r : to the Company in the sume of Rup 8 : 9715 : 07 : 9 : at the time of his w t h °iXreT 

decease, which was the 3 d : August 1677 upon w ch : Mony Interest was demanded of wch ': upon 

his Overseers M r : Vincent and M 1 ' : Littleton who were not forward to pay the same agreed to'dZ 

doubting it might cause them trouble with the Executors of y e : Deceased, but upon p»eite. 
the debate they did agree to pay the principall and to deposite the Interest, w ch : for 

2 : yeares or 24 : Months at 1 \ & Oent ; ^ : Mensem as the Comp 11 : pay for Mony y : interest 

taken np for them in these parts amo tts : to Rup s : 2914| w ch : is refer'd to the Rapf. 2914 * 
Hono ble : Comp a : and the Executors of the Deceased in England to agree upon. 



The same was agreed upon for the Debt of M 1 ' : John Marshall Deceased, to the ?° 8ame as 

Hono™ 6 : Comp !l : the principall at the time of his Decease the 3' 1 : Septemb 1 ' : 1677 : snaiUDeDtof 

being as by the Acco** : stated Rup s : 2654 : 2 : 9 : the Interest thereupon for 2 : yeares of .^ n ^ '; 

or 24 : Months at 1^ & Oent : 3j> Mensem as the Companv pay for Mony taken ud for and i ntereBt 

* . «" * thereof Rups : 

them in these parts amounts to Rup s : 796 : 03 : 3 : w ch : sume is to be deposited in 796:3.- 3: 
the Comp !ls : Cash, and referd to the Hono bl( ' : Comp a : and the Executors of the 
Deceased in England to agree upon. 



136 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[16th.] 

for Mr : 
Clayell 
Rups : 
12629:16:9: 



for Mr . 

Marshall 



19th 

advice from 
Ballasore 
that they 
had drawne a 
bill on the 
Agent and 
Couneell for 
Rnps; 
8357 : 12 : 6. 



20™. 
ye : Dutch 
Director 
invites the 
Agent &ca 



HUGLY, OCTOBER 1679. 

Ordered that M r : Matthias Vincent and M r : Edward Littleton doe pay and 
Deposite in the Hono ble : Comp as : Cash the sume of Rup s : 12629 : i5 : 9 : for the 
Acco" : of M r : Walter Clavell Deceased as aforesaid they being his Overseers. 

Ordered that M 1 ': Matthias Vincent doe pay & deposite into the Hono ble : 
Comp as : Cash the snrhe of Rup s : 3450 : 6 : an 8 : for the Acco" : of M r : John Marshall 
Deceased as aforesaid he being his overseer. 

Streynsham MasteS. 
Matt 3 : Vincent. 
John Nicks Secret ry : Richard Mohun. 

Eeceived a letter from Ballasore advising that they had drawne a bill on the- 
Agent and Couneell for Eup s : 8357 : i2 : 6 : and that they should want iOOOO : 
Rup 8 : to compleate the Cloth Investment, besides y e : stick lack Saltpetre and 
Turmerick, alsoe they sent Musters and prizes of Saltpetre at 3f to 4| Rup s : 5^ : 
Maund ; and they advised that Cowull stood to have his usuall proportion in 
the Investment before he accepted of the offer made him for allowance of his loss 
by the fire, and they wrott of other pertieulars as by the letter Dated the 11 th : 
Instant. 

The Dutch Directore sent to Invite the Agent &c a : to an entertainment to 
express their joy for the peace w th : France and by reason our Kings Majesty had 
mediated the same they said therefore they invited the English to be wittnesses of 
their gratitude. 



Munday 
y b : 20th , 



ye : hill of 
exchange 
for Rups : 
8357 : 12 : 6 
to he paid at 
sight. 

Christopher 
Oxindens 
Credt : for 
Rups : 
1135 : 7 : 3 
to be paid 
to ye : 
Agent. 



Warehouses 
and nccomo- 



orti ered to he 

built. 

a Warehouse 

for saltpetre 

on ye : old 

ffaetory 

ground. 

and a house 

for ye : 

eloopes 

stores. 



M E 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esa R : Agent 
Matthias Vincent M e : Richard Mohun. 



Ordered that the bill of Exchange drawne by the Chief & Couneell of Ballasore 
the 11 th : Instant for Rup s : 8357: i2 : 6 : at sight be paid accordingly it being 
presented this day. 

Christopher ( )xinden Deceased having a Credit in the Comp as : Bookes of Hugly 
for Rup 8 : 1135 : 07 : 3 : It is ordered that the same be paid to the Agent as the' 
Attorney of S 1 ' : Henry Oxinden according to the Hono ble : Comp as : order in the 35 th : 
Section of their letter of the 3 d : January 167|. 

Upon a view of the Comp as : buildings in this place, it apearing that there is an 
absolute necessity for more Warehouseroome for the security of their goods and alsoe 
of more accomodation for their servants, there being nothing done therein since the 
order in Couneell at the ffort of the 20 th : ffebruary last, It is therefore ordered that 
both sides of y e : Quadrangle of this ffaetory be built to the gate, & divided into some 
lodging Chambers with large "Warehouses for the fine goods, and that the yard 
where now y e : Kitchin stands be wholy aplyed to the use of the Warehouse for 
packing and laying goods in, and a Kitchin to be built in another place, alsoe that 
there be a large Warehouse built for the Saltpetre upon the old ffaetory ground as 
far from the River as it can conveniently stand, and a house to keep the Sloopes 
Stores in near the hole where they ride, between the old ffaetory and the new and 
that Offices for the Accomptant and y e : Secretary, a Couneell Chamber and a 
library Roome be built upon the new Buildings or apointed out of the old upper 
Roomes. 

Streynsham Master. 

Matt 8 : Vincent. 
John Nicks Secret 17 : Richard Mohun. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 137 

HUGLY, OCTOBER 1679. [2i™-] 

The Agent &e a : with the Weomen who were particularly invited went to the y : Agent 
Dutch house about four afternoone, they had pitched their Tents upon the Tarras ^thVmtch 
on the side of the ffactory next the River, we sate downe about sun sett to the Table house, 
at which sate 70 : Persons, all their Weomen, Skippers and some Strangers in Towne 
being Invited, the first health they dranke was to the King of France whereto the 
Agent objected that they ought to drinke to the King of England first as Mediator anAooott: 
as well as having precedency, but they said they had orders how to governe them- °f v ^ n . 
selves in this occasion, Next they dranke to the King of England, then to the States, passages 
then to the_Prince of Orange, to the two East India Comp as : of England & Holland, there- 
to the Grafi : of Batavia, to the Directore Grail or the Second of Batavia, to the 
Agent, and then to their Ordinary and Extraordinary Couneell of India, to every 
health Guns were fired by their ships in the Biver that Boad just against their 
ffactory , after supper they burnt their ffire Workes w ch : were prepared upon the space 
between their house and the Biver side, about midnight we returned home, the 
Guns fireing at our comeing and goeing : to prevent any disrespects upon such publike 
occasions it is a good expedient to condition before hand what shall be done or to 
avoyd the meeting. 

Beceived a Letter from Decca dated the i3 th : Instant adviseing that the Prince 22 th : 

Sultan Auzum had left the Citty the 6 th : and the i2 th : began his Journey toward g u ij n " nee 

Bajamaul, that 'twas feard there would have been a general] plunder about the time Auzum left 

of the Princes departure, but it proved not soe ; That Shasta Ckaun was made Suba Deooa " 

or Governour of Bengale, his Son Buzurgh Omeed Ckaun being sent his offtalle ckaS made 

or Deputy to take possession of the Government, and is on his way makeing great Governour of 
Speed to Decca part of the Armado being sent to Pattana for his Beception. 

The Cassumbazar Bookes were adjusted with the Hugly Bookes from the yeare y° : 
i670 : the sumes in difference to reconcile these Acco tts : being very considerable, as BookeT baaar 
will apeare by y e parcells ordered to be entered in the Bookes (after the Cassumbazar adjusted with 
Bookes W are come they being daily expected) and it apearing upon this examina- ^okes. 
tion that there was Bup s : 119091 mor e charged to Cassumbazar in the Hugly Bookes about ii9<>9£ 
in M r : Clavells time then was acknowledged in y e : Cassumbazar Bookes being the ohMged?™" 
-3 : sumes following — 



Hugly Jor : P : fol 

Hugly Jor : Q : fol 

Ditto ... fol 



8 : Novemb r : 15 th : 1672 : Bup 8 : 8000 
29: May 1674: Bup 9 : 2500 

38 : June 27 th : 1674 : Rup 8 : i409 



04 



M r : Vincent and M r : Littleton were examined thereabout who answeared they well 
remembred that when M 1 ' : Clavell was at Cassumbazar in 1676 : the sume of 8000 : 
Bupees was in dispute, and he endeavoured what he could by examining the Acco tu : 
and Letters of advice to make it apeare to be sent to Cassumbazar but could not, 
M r : Vincent at that time avering it to be a double charge, M r : Clavell was thereupon 
troubled ; Now upon examining the Hugly Bookes and Cash Booke it seemes to arise 
from a double charge of the same sume of 8000 : Eup s : as in Hugly Jor : O f ol : 
43 : and Cassumbazar Jor : M : fol : 26 : the same Errour seemes to be done in the 
sume of 2500 : Bup 8 : as in Hugly Jor : Q fol : 29 : and fol : 32 : as apears by 
Cassumbazar Jor : O : fol : i0 : and 12 : and the i409| Bup s : though charged to the 
Credit of Ballasore Cash, which is M r : Clavell, is not made good in Cassumbazar, soe wch : apea re 
that these three sumea apeare to be due from M r : Walter Clavell Deceased. ^ o he *? e . 

Clavell 

Alsoe in examining and adjusting these Acco tts : there apeared 8000 : Bup 8 : to sooo: Eups : 

be due to M 1 ' : John March Deceased w ch : he paid upon a bill drawne by John Smith a P eare 

in Decca July 20 th : i670 : Mr: Vincent being examined about this, said he re- Mr be jno!° 

membered the thing that the Comp a : haveing then noe Cash in Cassumbazar M r : Maroh - 
March paid the bill with his owne Mony, but hath never charged it to acco** : ; 

D. & c. 1679-80—36 



138 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[22*=-] 

an Error of 
39 : oh : & 1 : 
oaue Taffatys 
& 4 BaleB 
• Silkes. 
Deoembr : 
9th : 1679 : 
Mr: Bngden 
prodaced a 
BallaBore 
wast booke 
wherin is set 
downe 20 : 
eh : Taffatys 
shipt upon 
the Eagle 19 : 
oh : npon the 
Johanna, 
and 3 : 
hales Bilke on 
the Surratt 
Marcht : anno 
1676: 



Mr: Lit- 
tleton went 
for Gassum- 
bazar. 

Thursday 
ye : 23th : 



noe advices 
nor Petre 
from Pattana 



Mr: Clavell 
to be charged 
Eup s : 
11,920* 
demanded of 
Mr : Vincent 
and Mr : 
Littleton his 
overseers, 
their an swear 



HUGLY, OCTOBER 1679. 

Another strange Err our apeared in this examination being for 39 : ch : i : case 
Taffitys and 4 : Bales Severall Silkes amo" : to Eup 9 : 36±86 : 05 : 9 : charged in 
Cassumbazar Jor : Q: fol: 9: but not, entered in Hugly Bookes, whereupon M r : 
Vincent produced the Invoice of the said goods Dated in Cassumbazar Jan ry : 2 d : ±67-§-. 
and in Hugly Warehousebooke the same goods apeareto be receck in Hugly andalsoe 
to be sent away to Ballasore upon the Ganges y e : 17 th : May i676 : and in Baila- 
sore Warehouse Booke the same goods apear to be there reced : but not to be sent 
away, yet in the Johannas Invoice for England 1676 : — there is 19 : Chests Taffatys 
not rated, and apear to be more then entered in the Bookes as received, soe 'tis hoped 
all the rest of the parcell went home that yeare none being left in the Warehouse, 
yet it does not apeare by y e : Invoices or the bills Lading or the Accomptant Grafi 9 : 
advices. 



M r : Littleton departed hence for Cassumbazar this day. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Steeynsham Mastek Esq e : Agent 
M K : Matthias Vincent M b : Eiohakd Mohun. 

The great disapointment of advices from Pattana & the want of the Saltpetre 
thence of w oh : there is noe notice to this day being taken into consideration, and 
debated whither Petre should be bought up here by reason of y e : lateness of the 
It was resolved to awayte 2 : or 3 : dayes longer for advices from Pattana. 

Upon adjusting the Cassumbazar and Hugly acco** 3 : it apearing that there was 
Bup 8 : 11920! : due from M r : Walter Clavell Deceased to the Hono ble : Comp a : as 
apeares by the said Acco tts : and the Diary note of the 22 th : It is ordered that y e : 
said sume be charged to the Acco** : of Walter Clavell Deceased for Errours in 
Acco**:, and the said sume being demanded of M r : Vincent and M r : Littleton 
overseers of the Deceased they haveing considered of it together agreed to give for 
answear, That this Debt being upon Errors in Acco** : not discovered before, they 
could not with safety pay it, but what estate of M r : Clavells is remaining in the 
Country will be brought into the Companys Cash by them here to be remitted home, 
by which meanes the Comp a : would have the oportunity of satisfying themselves. 



John Nicks Secret^ 



Steeynsham Mastee. 
Matt 8 : Vincent. 
Eichaed Mohun. 



Pattana 

Bookes 

adjusted with 

Hugly 

Bookes. 

three pair 

Pattana 

bookes 

wanting. 



24: 

a letter to 
Pattana. 
the severall 
advices there- 
in contained. 



_ This day the Pattana Bookes were adjusted with the Hugly Bookes from 1670 : 
to ±675 : three pair of Pattana Bookes being wanting, they could not be carryed 
further, and in this adjustment there were found great differences, the goods sent 
from Pattana in 1673 : & i674 : not being entered in Hugly Bookes nor the Monys 
remitted thither from Cassumbazar, But tis hoped^ all the goods were reced : and 
sent home, the two Potts Muske amo** : to Eup 8 : 15l6 : j.0 : in Pattana Bookes E : 
1674 : doe not apeare in the Invoices for England, but in the Invoice of Pinke 
Advice to the ffort January 25 th : 167* : there is 2 : Potts Muske not rated for want 
of Pattana Invoice. 

A Letter was written to Pattana with Copys of y e : 4 : last, still pressing to send 
advice how it stood with them ; alsoe severall things were advised about Invoiceing 
the Goods, stateing Acco** 8 : right in their Bookes, and to keepe a Register of Bad 
Debts cleared out of their Bookes, they were ordered Imediately to send away y e : 3 : 
pair Bookes S: T: V: or N° : 18: 19: 20: for 16^1-- l67jf: l«g* that 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 139 

HUGLY, OCTOBER 1679. r^.-, 

are -wanting in Hugly to adjust the Aceo tts : with, they were alsoe ordered to enter 3 : pair of 
the Aeco tt : of what they received from or sent unto any factory at the end of their £,°? kes sent 
Diary and Acco** : Cash every Month ; the Consultations of 28 th : April] and 26 th : 
Septenib r : last were sent them with the Copy of the 18 th : Section of the Hono bIe : 
Comp as : Letter to the Agent and Couneell dated tho 3 d : Jan ry : X6|| : and the 
order for next yeares Investment out of the said letter ; before this letter was dis- 
patched the Pattana letters arived, whereupon the Couneell was called and an adition 
made to the letter blameing them for hazarding soe great a concerne of the Comp aa : 
for soe small a matter as 1000 : or 1500 : Rup s : and for neglecting a due correspond- 
ence soe long, and M r : Charnock was ordered to deliver the Comp as : Eemaines ^ r c ^^ ar " 
Bookes &c a : to M r : Peachy Sam" : Meverell and James Sowdon, and to be at deliver up the 
Cassumbazar by the 20 th : next Month at farthest, if he accepted of the Chiefship J^^ 
of that ffaetory to which the Hono ble : Comp a : had apointed him. to casoum- 

The Letters received from M r : Charnocke &c a : at Pattana are dated the 13 th : In- Letters from 

stant advising the receipt of y" : Agent and Councells letter of the 26 th : last Month, hopeTto get* 

and that the occasion of their long silence was the stop of the Saltpetre Boates w ch : '&e Petre 

they were in daily hopes to get cleared, but they were still there, for the clearing of oieared. 
w ch - they had undergone great troubles with the Nabob, the Duan and y e : Boatmen, 
at last they had given an obligatory writeing to procure a Paper from the Court at 
Dillee in i : Months to free them from paying of Customes, upon w cb : they hoped in 
a day or two to gett the Saltpetre Boates cleared which were in all 3i : and there was 
laded upon them 29890 : maunds of Petre ; They had received noe advices from the 

Vackeel at Court about the Phirmaund since the 27 th : July ; That there was one In- °.™ ln soitoi 

gott of Silver stolen out of the Warehouse at Pattana ; That Shasta Ckaun had the out of the 

government of Bengale granted to him againe, and the King was gone with his Army ^ r ? h ^ e " 

against the Badspoots at Asmeer, and that M r : Charnock was ready to come away made Gov- 

when the Petre Boates were dispatched and the Warehouse opened which hath long B e n n V a j° e f 

been sealed up by the Nabob with the Comp as : goods and Monys in it. Mr Tchar- 

With the Pattana Letter came a letter from Cassumbazar Dated 20 th : October ^come^y. 

1679 : advising the Beceipt of the 18 : Chests Silver and 1 : Chest Gold sent hence advice from 

the begining of this Month that they had disposed of about 30000 : Bupees worth ° f a t™J^ a e z . ar . 

of Gold and were endeavouring the rest ; that the Dutch had orders to provide i00 : of w : ehestB 

Bales Tanne Silke, and were endeavouring to gett it from the English Picars, that eheIu3oid l: 

they had sent 20000 : Bup 8 : by exchange to Dacca, y e : like sume to Pattana, and Mony 

accepted a Bill of 6000 : Bup s : from M r : Charnock &c a : and are paying off what taken §£2?*° 

up at Interest as fast as Mony comes in. Dacca. 

At a Consultation Exteaoedinary Friday 



Present 



the 24 TE : 



Stekynsham Master Esg r - Agent 
M R : Matthias Vincent M b : Richard Mohun . 

Upon reading advices from Pattana received this day, It was resolved to send 
order to M r : Charnock &c a : at Pattana that if M r : Charnock accepted of the Chiefship Mr : cbar- 
of Cassumbazar to w ch : the Hono ble : Comp a : have apointed him, that he should leave dow k n e°to° me 
the ffaetory of Pattana or Singee in such time that he might be at Cassumbazar by Uassumbamri 
the 20 th : of next Month or sooner, and that he deliver up all the Companys Eemaines, the remaines* 
Bookes, Papers &c a : to Jeremy Peachy, Sam 11 : Meverell and James Sowdon and take J ,OOK ^&oa : 
their Receipt for the same, and they are to examine that the said Remains agree with Peachy Samii 
the Bookes of Acco tts : and keep them safe untill some Person be ordered to take charge MeVure11 and 
of the Chiefship of that ffaetory. Sowdon. 

A Letter to Pattana of this date was read and passed. a Letter to 

Pattana. 

Streynsham Master. 
Matt 8 : Vincent. 
John Nicks Secret* 7 : Richard Mohun. 



140 



Records of Fort Si. George. 



[25:] 

Dacca Bookes 



■HUGLY, OCTOBER 1679.- 



The Decea bookes were adjusted with, the Hugly Bookes from the yeare i672 :, 
^"Hugi^ 1 ^ but one pair of Decea Bookes N° : 4 : for i6|. being wanting the Reconciling 
pareells cannot be entered untill those Bookes arive and are examined. 



bookes. 
one pair of 
BookeB 
■wanting. 



MtTNDAT 
THE 27 T * 



y» : elocpe 
arivall 
Diapatoht to 
Ballasore. 
ye : Chest 
of Gold at 
Ballasore to 
be brought 
up by the 
Arivall. 
Mr : Bellamy 
Dying intes- 
tate & severall 
demands 
upon him. 
Capt : Ear- 
ning ordered 
to deliver all 
he hath of his 
in his ship to 
George 
Herron and 
to take his 
Receipt, 
provisions to 
be provided 
for ye : ffort. 



A Letter to 
Ballasore. 
Boates 

ordered to be 
taken up to 
carry ye : 
Petre aboard 
ye: ships. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq e - Agent 
M*: Matthias Vincent M b : Richard Mohun. 

The Sloope Arivall being laden with Saltpetre, It is ordered that she be dis- 
patched with the same to Ballasore Road and deliver it on board the Golden Fleece. 

Resolved and ordered that the Chest of Gold N< 
Ballasore be brought up thence in y e : Arivall. 



L lying in y e : ffaetory at 



M 1 ' : William Bellamy Dying Intestate and being indebted to Severall Persons 
who make demand of what he hath left, and there being severall goods laden by bim 
at Madraspatnam upon the George, It is ordered that Cap* : Nehemiah Earning 
Commander of the said Ship doe deliver all the said goods, Chests, Escritores, Clothes, 
Papers and what else he hath in his Ship belonging to the said Bellamy, unto George 
Herron Master of the Sloope Arivall to be brought up hither in the said Sloope, the 
said George Herron giving his Receipt for the same, & when the Bills of Ladeing come 
to hand they shall be delivered up to Cap* : Earning, and this order is to be sent 
to Cap*: Earning signed by the Agent and Councell. 

Ordered that the following particulars be provided & laden upon the English 
Ships for provisions for y e : ffort viz* 

i2 : Bales Sugar. 
60 : Maunds Butter. 
A letter to Ballasore of this date was read and passed. 

Ordered that what Boras or great open Boates can be gott be taken up to carry 
the Petre aboard the Ships when please God it arive from Pattana now daily 
expected. 



John Nicks Secre ry 



Streynsham Master. 
Matt 9 : Vincent. 
Richard Mohun. 



27th : 

a Letter 
from Mel lick 
Cossum to 
the Agent. 

29 IH : 

a Letter to 

Dacca, 

to send their 

bookes to 

adjust the 

Aocotts : and 

Copy of Shaje- 

haunB 

Phyrmaund 

Directions. 



Melleck Cossum wrott a letter to the Agent desireing some things of his might 
be sent to Ballasore upon our Sloopes w ch : was granted they being 8 : pareells, and 
an answear returned to his letter in Persian. 

A Letter was written to Dacca and notes upon their last Bookes of Acco* ts : W : 
sent therewith, desireing answear thereunto, ordering them to send their Bookes 
N° : 4 w ch : are wanting to adjust the Dacca Aeco tts : with the Hugly Bookes, alsoe 
to send a Copy of Shajehauns Phyrmaund in the 24 th : year of his Raigne to be 
translated and sent for England, and some directions were alsoe given about In- 
voyceing the ffaetory charges upon the goods and severall sumes omitted in their last 
to be entered in their next bookes. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 141 



■HUGLY, OCTOBER 1679. 



htat 



Eeeeived letters from Ballasore dated the 24 th : Instant with their Diary and Letters from 

Acco" : Cash for the Month of Sept r : and the particulars of the Aceo tts : charged to fheir Diar^"'' 

Hugly Acco** : in their bookes W :, Alsoe M. 1 : Joseph Hall returned answear to the & Accott : 

letter wrott to him the 11 th : but not at all to the purpose, giveing noe Acco u : of September ; 

the Cash that had been in his hands. An answear 

from M? : 
Hall to the 
Letter wrott 
to him. 

Letters from Pattana dated the 17 th : Instant alsoe arived this day with their Letters from 
Diary for July, Aug st : and September, adviseing that the Petre boates were not yet f h a e " r a D a iar ^ h ' 
cleared, the Kings Duan being sick at Behar, but they were iu hopes of his Dustick for July, 
to cleare them suddenly. September : 

At a Consultation Y ^ U ^0ra^ 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq* : Agent 
M E : Matthias Vincent M r : Richard Mohun. 

Upon reading advioe from Ballasore concerning Saltpetre, Romalls, Cossaes, lomaUs 6 ' 
Mullmulls and Humhums w ch : the Marchants there desire to put ofE to the Hono ble : cossaeB,' 
Comp a : It was resolved not to buy any of those goods at that place better and & Humerus 
■ cheaper being provided in the other ffactorys. not to 

Ball* 

M r : Josepb Hall not having returned a satisfactory answear to the Acco™ : of r e , : . c t hief 

• Cash demanded, of him, It is ordered that the Chief &c a : at Ballasore doe demand it demand the 
of him againe and returne his answear. ftMr'- hTu 

A Letter to Ballasore of this date was read and passed. a Letter to 

Allee Nucky the Governour of Hugly having given intimation of his expectations 

• of a present upon this occasion of the Agents com eing into these parts, & apeared 
cross in our business because he was not gratifyed therein, It was thought fit to comply 

with him, in reguard 'tis upon the pinch of time to dispatch our this yeares business, no e ur °J ei ' 

therefore 'tis resolved to present him to the value of about 300 : Bup s : in Broad Hn fi gly n a £ d 

Cloth &c a :, to y e : under Officers the usuall yearely gratuitys now to be given, and presented. 06 ™ 

to the Deputy Foosdar Mellick Cossums Brother it was thought fit not to present any J^^S™^ 

thing now, because Mellick Cossum expects a present at the Agents returne to Eoosdar. ep11 7 
Ballasore. 

Streynsham Master. 
Matt s : Vincent. 
John Nicks Secret ry - Richard Mohun. 

In the letter to Ballasore they were ordered to give acco" : of the progress of the 30 : 
"Investment, that the Sloope Lilly should be sent to carry off the goods, that the charges Directions 
of the ffactory must be Invoiced on each sort of goods ; Directions were given for the ■«£ t0 
right stateing the Acco" : Salary in the Bookes, an acco" : was sent of what they are 
to enter in their bookes of Acco" 8 : X to even them.Acco tts : w th : Hugly Bookes, and 
the Copys of Ballasore Journall and Ledger T were sent them. „ _ 

Received a letter from Dacca dated the 23 th : October w th : their Diary and Acco n : a letter from 
Cash for the Month of Septemb 1 ' : they advise of Shasta Ckauns comeing in great SSSTiK^ 
magnifi cense, that the Poll Mony has been divers times demanded of them, they were and Accott: 
in want of Mony to pay for Cloth, having reced. 20000 : Rup 8 : by exchange from Septembr: 
■^Cassumbazar, and they answear to what objected to y™ : in the letter of the 9 th : &oa : a Tloes * 
Instant, shewing many reasons that Decea is noe proper place to vend Gold, Copper, 
■Lead, Tin or Tuttynague and promise punctually to observe the Method of Acco" 8 : 

D. & c. 1679-80—36 



142 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[31 th ] 

Moorte Ram's 
demand upon 
Ramzibon 
the House 
Broker. 



■HUGLT, OCTOBER 1679.- 



[made up] 
for 3000 : 
Rups : 



Mi': Vineenc 
returnes ye : 
visit to ye : 
Deputy Fooe- 
dar& 
Governr : 
ye : Dutch 
Chief at 
Dacca set 
forward 
thither, 
their Present 
to ye : Prince 
saved. 



Will: Bonnell 
killed by ye : 
Dutch. 



[Novem- 
ber! 
(JfMo: 

Mr : Reade 
wth : others 
sent to 
discover the 
Muthertrs 



Letters from 
Surratt and 
from 
England. 



and Consultations hereafter. Moorte Earn the old Dubass here in Agent Trevisa's 
time haveing a demand upon Ramzibon the Son of Jerom Maleek the former house 
Broker for part of the Dustoor for w ch : he produced a writeing of Jerom Maleek tbat 
9 : annas of all the Dustoore he should receive in y e : English service was to be for 
Moorte Ham, and 7 : annas for himselfe, whereof Moorte Ram complained he never 
had any Acco" : or benefit, and Eamzibon now refuseing to come to any Acco" : the 
Agent confined him under guard in the ffactory some daies since, and he still persisting 
in his obstinacy afterwards caused him to be put in Irons, and this day the business 
being made up by other Banians betweene them for 3000 : Rupees for w ch : Moorte 
Ram was contented to deliver up y e : writeing, Ramzibon was Released his Fathers 
writeing, and a bill he had of Moorte Rams for i00 : Rup s : both torne before them 
and they made friends. 

It being not thought Creditable for the Agent to repay the visits of the Deputy 
Foosdar and the Governour they being meane Persons, M r : Vincent was sent to re- 
turne their visits yesterday and this day. 

The Chief for the Dutch at Decca sign 1 " : Carpentere set forward thither yesterday, 
haveing been some time detained because the Prince was upon his departure, to 
whome the Dutch had promised 4 ; Kllephants and 4 Persia Horses at his coineing to 
the government of Bengale but had not yet given them, the Ellephants dying in the 
way and the Horses not come frem Persia, & nGw they intend to save that charge if 
they can. 

William Bonnell a Soldyer of the Agents guard being in a house in y e - Towne 
towards the Dutch quarters was fallen upon by some of their Sailers and stabed 
through the heart with a Knife, whereof notice being brought to the ffactory M r : : 
Vincent with others was sent to prevent further mischief and bring off them that were 
run to assist, and he goeing to y e : Dutch ffactory found the English Man dead in the 
way, & others of his Comrades about the Dutch house the Doores shut & all the Dutch 
Seamen fled to hide themselves, then he went into the Directore and acquainted him 
of the matter, who promised to make all search possible for the murtherer and to put 
him to death when found, the Fiscall being sent Imediately on board their Ships to 
call over their Rolls and to search about for the Man that did it. 



M r : Reade with Samuell Sherman Master of y : Sloope Ganges & Edward 
Tench (who were in Bonnells Company when 16 : or 20 : Dutch Seamen fell upon 
them and killd Bonnell but Sherman & Tench escaped sorely beaten) was sent to 
the Dutch ffactory to endeavour to discover the Murtherers, the Directore sent for 
their Sloopes Men but it could not appeare they were the Persons that did it, then 
he offered that Sherman should goe from Ship to Ship with the Fiscall and call them 
all over by the. Rolls that came from Battavia. 

Received letters from Surratt from the President and Counceli w th : the Hono llle : 
Comp^ : Packett that should have come upon the Golden Fleece and other Letters 
from the Hono ble : Comp as : dated the 17 th : March i67f. the Letters from Surratt are 
dated the 26 th : & 27 th : August adviseing of the arivall of the Beugale Merchant 
and the London from England at Bombay the 11 th : August and the Ann behind, 
w ch : Ships left England the 25 th : March last ; That one ffrench Ship arived at 
Surratt the 17 th : August and more expected. 



Mtjnday 
the 3 d : 



y» : Soldyers 
to be paid 
Rups : 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq r : Agent 

M r : Matthias Vincent M b : Richard Mohun. 

Ordered that the Soldyers of the Agents guard &c' 1 : attendance be paid the last 

Months pay here. Rup s : 222 : li : : 00 : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 143 

HUGLY, NOVEMBER i679. [3 D ] 

Resolved to send M r : Edward Reade and M r : George Peacock to the Dutch Mr : Reade 
ffactory with this Message to the Directore ; That we expect that they find out the peaoodte to 
Murderers of the English Man, and doe justice upon them ; and because they shall eoetoy- 
not pretend that we use not our endeavours or neglect it, Samuell Sherman and m^gl 
Edward Tench are sent to see the Rolls of their Ships conipanys called over if per- ^° u * the 
chance they may know any of the partys, and M r : Read is alsoe to agravate the the English 
matter to the Directore, as that the ffact was done without any provocation from the Man - 
English, or their being ingaged in company or drinking with the Dutch Men. 

Upon consideration of what written in a Letter from M r : Hervy &c a : at Decca m> : Hervye 
dated the 23 th : received the 31 th : last Month wherein M r : Hervy desires leave to come e do°wne 
come from thence for the Aire & to take leave of his Relations goeing for England. 

It is thought fit to grant his desires, and in regard he gives little incouragement granted. 
of putting off the Companys Gold and Copper, that he bring with him to Cassum- the Gold and 
bazar what Gold and Copper remaines there undisposed of, and Sell the Lead, Tin & £° pper with 
Tuttynague there at the price currant, and that at M r : Hervys comeing away he see out to sell the 
that the Bookes of Acco tts : be brought up to the time of his leaving the place, and xuHylagul 
that the remaines agree with the Bookes of Acco tts : w ch : remaines are to be left in y6 . booke8 
charge of Richard Trenchfeild and John Pownsett, and that Directions be made in to be brought 
Consultation for manageing of the business there in M r : Hervys absence. "dare the 

remaines 
wth : Richard 
Trenohfield 
and Jno : 
Pownsett. 

The time for dispatch of the Ships drawing near and the Petre not yet arived ThePetre 
from Pattana, upon consideration thereof, It was resolved to awayt a further answear ° r ot m ar p Te t l 
from Pattana before order be taken for buying up of what Petre is in towne, the considered, 
quantity that is allready bought at Pattana being about 1000 : Tons. 

The Paper of Informations against severall of the Chiefs &c" : ffactors in the Bay y a : Paper of 
w ch : arived here the 1 st : Instant via Surratt in the Hono b,e : Comp"" : Paokett that considered. 118 
should have come in the Golden ffleece being perused, and M r : Vincent and Mr . V inoent 
M r : Reade acquainted therewith who are the Persons present in this place that are and Mr : 
concerned therein, They both denyed the accusations and shewed the falsity & un- tinted" 
reasonableness of severall of the Articles, and then desired that they might be ex- therewith. 
cused from giveing a more perticular answear thereunto, then to deny the whole tbeirreply 
untill the accuser apearcd to make good the Charge against them, w ch : unless soe 
maintained by some Person could be judged uoe other then a Calumny raised to bring 
them in disfavour with the Hono ble : Company, whereupon the Agent and Councell 
considering that the said Paper of informations names noe accuser, nor any Person the said 
to be examined, and the Hono b,e : Comp a : in the 75 th : Section of their letter of the ££?«n1££ B 
3 d : January 167|- wherein they order the examination thereof, give noe directions 
or advice of the partys from whome they had the Informations, and noe Person have- Cmmoea 
ing hitherto apeared to the Agent and Councell concerning the same, it could not be could not 
further proceeded upon or prosecuted. prosecu . 

A Letter to Decca was read and passed. A L e"er » 

Dacca. 

Streynsham Master. 
Matt s : Vincent. 
John Nicks Sec""*- Richard Mohun. 

Ordered that a Letter be written to Ballasore with the Comp as : order in their a letter to 
Letter of the 17 th : March last concerning coloured Ginghams. oonoeming 

coloured 
Ginghame. 

M r : Reade haveing delivered his message to the Dutch Directore reced : a y c : Dutch 
promising answear of complyance and returned leaving M r : Peacock to goe with aTi y. d doin s 
Sherman to call over their ships Companys, which being done they came back at 
night without finding any they could challenge, but the Dutch pretended there was 
five Men run away whose names they sent in a Paper signed by the Secretary and 
would have it that it must be those that did the Murther. 



144 



Records of Fort St- George. 



[8»-] 



ye : Agent 
&oa : Bett 
forward for 
Caesumbazar. 



5 th : 
Robert Bar- 
wick a Soldyer 
drowned . 



7 th : 
ye : English 
& Dutoh mett 
the Agent. 
arived at 
Cassumbazar. 



a Letter from 
Ballasore wth'- 
advices. 



Mbnday 

THE 10 th : 
ye : Compas 
order about 
Taffatys 
delivered to 
Mr : Little- 
ton. 

ye : Dutoh 
Chief gave 
the Agent a 
■visit. 

11 th : 

Mr : Vincent 
ended ye : 
business of 
15000 : Rups : 
wth ; the 
Princes Duan. 



12 T =: 

a letter to the 
Honoble : 
Compa : via, 
Surratt : 
a letter to ye : 
Presidt : and 
Councell. 



18 th : 
ye : Dutch 
Chief of 
Dacca toofee 
his leave of 
the Agent. 
a letter to 
Metohle- 
patam. 



HUGLT, NOVEMBER 1679. 

The business at this place being soe Settled as not to require the Agents longer 
presence, and all things being prepared for his proceeding to Cassumbazar, he sett 
forward thither this night with his Company that eame with him from the ffort, leav- 
ing M r : Vincent &c a : the Councell at Hugly to attend the business there. 

In the Evening we mett the Cassumbazar Budgera near Amboa w ch : we passed 
by and laid too to eat at hur Nuddy a small Towne. 

In the Morning a little above Nuddya one of the Soldyers Robert Barwick tipt 
out of a Boat with his head foremost into the Eiver and was drowned, his body could 
not be found tho' much Search was made for it. 

In the Morning we laid to to eat at Bygyhaut. 

At 3 : in the afternoone we reached Moula, thereabout 7 : at night M r : Littleton 
&c a : the ffactory came to meet the Agent, and an hour after came Sign r : Berkman 
Chief for the Dutch at Cassumbazar with Sin r : Carpenter their Chief for Dacca and 
two others, from hence we went to Cassumbazar by land and came into the ffactory 
about an hour after midnight. 

By a Letter from the Chief &c a : at Ballasore, dated the 30 th : October reced : 
this day they advise that M r : Bugden did now acknowledge the receipt of the 6000 : 
Eup s : which y e : Marchants^ affirmed to be paid to him Anno 1677 : and that Cowull 
owned the Receipt of but i000 : Rup s : which is charged to his Acco" : soe the 
other 1000 : Rup s : is an overcharge, That they were gott up with their Journall 
entry s to this time, and were goeing in hand to sort the Investment, but M r : Ed- 
wards was very ill. 

The Companys letter of 17 th : March ±67 1 to the Chief and Councell of the 
Bay about the sortment of Taffatys was delivered to M r : Littleton and given him in 
charge to observe. 



The Chief &c a : of the Dutch ffactory came to give y e : Agent a Visit and to 
Invite him to the Christening of his Child. 

Received a Grail : Letter from Hugly dated the 6 th :_ advising that M r : Vincent 
had made an end with the Princes Duans Aidee for the ±5000 : Rup s : sent to Persia, 
w ch : was by agreement to be paid into the Princes Treasury at Muxoodavad, and 
M r : Vincent desired it might be paid out of the Companys Cash to Succanundsaw 
offering a bill exchange to repay it into the Companys Cash at the ffort as by 
Consultation of the 6 th : October. 

A Letter was written to the Hono ble : Comp a : and dispeeded to Surratt by Patta- 
mars that came thence, giving an Acco" : of the Agent and Councells proceedings 
since they left the ffort to this time. 

Alsoe a Letter was written to the President and Councell at Surratt in answear to 
theirs by the same Pattamars. 

A Native of Bengale named Deoldas aged about 40 : Yeares came to the ffactory, 
he lives about 8 : Miles from Cassumbazar of a Giganticke stature and make being 
7 : foote and one Inch in height, all his bones and limbs well proportioned his voyce 
big & walkes streight. 

Sin 1 ' : Carpenter the Dutch Chief for Dacca came to take his leave and departed 
hence to Dacca. 



Having notice that there was a small vessell goeing from Hugly to Metchlep" : a 
letter was written to the Chief and Councell at Metchlep a : of the contents following. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 145 

CASSUMBAZAB, NOVEMBER 1679. I 13 TH -1 

To M K : Christopher Hatton Chief 

&C A : COUNOELL AT METCHLEPATAM. 

We have reeedf: a Letter from the Hono bIe : Comp a : via Surratt dated the i7 th : ggji?* 
March last, the Copy whereof we send you here inclosed for your observation, and compas ■ 
the Patterne of Allajaes reced : therewith we send herewith and doe order you to to follow the 
follow the directions thereabout, and alsoe about y e : Romalls as near as possible you ° b "uf 10n9 
can w cb : is all at present from Aiiajaea and 

Romalls. 

Your loving friends 

Casaumbazar Streynsham Master. 

Novemb r : 13 th : i679 : Richard Mohun. 

Alsoe a Letter was written to the Deputy Governour and Councell at the ff ort of a Letter to 
the Contents following. Gover^f 7 

and Councell 
at the ffort. 

To the Worsp 11, : Joseph Htnmers Esa* : 

Deputy Govern*: &c a : Councell at Port 
S T : George Madraspatnam. 

"We have reced : a Letter from the Hono bLe : Comp a : vi§, Surratt dated the i7 th : Copy of the 
March last, the Copy whereof we send you here inclosed, and we have alsoe sent the oompas:' , 
Copy to Metchlep a : w th : the Pattern of Allajaes directing their observation of the Letter3ent - 
orders thereabout, and alsoe of the Romalls as near as possible they can. 

M 1 : Vincent having a sume of Persia Mony lying at y e : ffort, and being neces- 
sitated to pay i5000 : Rup s : to y e : Princes Duan w oh : to accomodate the takeing out 
of the Princes Nishan last yeare w oh : he sent to Persia for him, we have thought Mr : Vincents 
good to gratify M r : Vincent to order the payment of the said 15000 : Rup s : out of ^j 11 °? the 
the Companys Cash here, and to take his bill on the Deputy Governour to pay the same Governour 
at the ffort at 8f annas of a Rupee to the Abassee, and he hath promised to order aooe P ted - 
the said payment by a bill Exc° : to be sent by this conveighance, therefore we desire 
you to receive the said sume and to make sale of the Mony and bring it into the 
Hono ble : Companys Cash. 

We have adjusted all the ffactorys Acco tts : in the Bay w th : the Hugly Bookes 7 e : Aooott: 
except one pair Dacca and 3 : pair Pattana Bookes w ch : were not in Huglv but are Idu'sted 3,7 
sent for from those ffactorys, therefore we desire you to keepe your Bookes open * ^ 
untill the returne _of the first Ship from the Bay, by w ch : time we hope the Ballance 
of the Hugly Grafl : Bookes will be finished. 

There is noe Petre yet come from Pattana nor any news of its comeing w ch : noe Petre 
makes us much troubled what to doe to prevent the damage by such disapointment', p°?fan™ m 
there being near iOOO : Tons bought and laden upon Boates, we shall doe our best to 
prevent the worst, w ch : being the needfull at present we remaine 

Your affectionate friends 

Cassumbazar Streynsham Master. 

Novemb r : 13 th : i679 : Richard Mohun. 

To the WoRsp tL : Matthias Vincent 
&c s : Councell at Hugly. 

# Yours of the 6 th : we reced : the 11 th : Instant, and doe allow of the payment of yep ay m f 

the 15000 : Rupees out of y e : Comp as : Cash here to M r : Vincents order according to of i 5000 : 

Consultation of the 6 ,h : October in Hugly, and therefore desire that he will draw a t^comp*. ' 

bill of Exchange upon the Deputy Governour at the ffort to be sent upon the Vessell Cash here 



146 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[13 th ] 



to draw a bill 
ony«: 
Deputy 
Governour to 
repay it there 
in Abassees. 
Copy of y« : 
Auditors 
Papers of 
Informations 
& Exceptions 
sent. 



CASSUMBAZAR, NOVEMBER 1679. 

w ch : you advise is goeing to the Coast, for the said sume to be repaid into the 
Comp as : Cash therein Abassees at 6f annas of a Rupee to the Abassee, of w ch : we 
now write to them at the ffort, We send you herewith the Copys of the Auditors 
Papers of Informations and Exceptions to the Acco tts : which came in the Packett 
that was left behind ty the Golden Fleece, and having not else we rest 



Caseumbazar 
NovemV: 13 th : i679. 



Your affectionate friends 

Streynsham Master 
Richard Mohun. 



j« : said 
Letters sent 
by Mr; 
Mohun to 
Hugly. 

14 th : 
Letters from 
Pattana with 3 : 
pair of Bookes. 



they are in 
hopes ye : 
■Warehouse 
will be opened- 
they want 
20000: RupB- 

obtained 
orders for 
clearing ye : • 
Petre Boates. 



ye : king 
refuses to 
take 22000 : 
Rups : for a 
Phyrmaund. 
ye : Vaekeele 
advises he is 
still in hopes 
to prooure it. 



Mr : Charnook 
aoeepts of the 
Chiefship of 
Cassuuibazar. 



The said Letters and Duplicates of the Letters to the Hono bIe : Comp a : and to the 
President and Councell at Surratt were sent by M r : Eichard Mohun to Hugly who 
desired to make a stop thither promiseing to returne the next weeke. 

Received letters from M r : Charnock &c a : at Pattana dated y e : th : Instant 
with the 3 : pair of Bookes of Acco tts : that were wanting at Hugly, they advise that 

there is yearly many desperate Debts made in the Petre Investment, that the Ware- 
house they hoped will be suddenly opened & liberty granted to sell the Silver &c a : 
but in the meane time are in great want of about 20000 : Rup s : w ch : they desire 

may be sent by Exc :, having with 32500 : Rup s : allready received paid off what 
was borrowed at Interest and 5000 : Rup s : for the Interest thereof. That they had 
now obtained promise and orders for the clearing the Petre Boates with a present of 
700 : Rup s : to the Nabob and 200 : Rup s : to y e : Merrbar, soe they hoped to dispeed 
them in 2 : or 3 dayes. The 30 th : October they reced : letters from the Vackeel at 
Dilly advising that the King had refused to accept of 2Z000 : Rup 8 : for a Phyrmaund 
Custome free in all his Dominions saying he could not grant it for 22 : Lack, but the 
Duan Assud Ckaun had proffered for 20000 : Rup s : to procure it over all the Kingdome 
Surratt excepted without giving any thing to y e : King, soe the Vackeel was still in 
great hopes to obtaine it, the Copy of the Vackeels letters in Persian being perused, 
he advises that he does not question at the last to procure a Phyrmaund for the 
English to be Custome free in all the Mogulls Dominions except at Surratt, Notwith- 
standing the King being informed how our Customes were paid at Surratt demanded 
the | : ffi : -Bent againe both of the English and the Dutch that was taken off for 
service done at Sevagees first plundering that Towne, and turned out all the Writers 
for leting it pass free soe long. 

M r : Charncok says he hath accepted and doth accept of the Chiefship of Cassum- 
bazar but cannot possibly come downe thither by the 20 th : of this Month : as he was 
ordered by reason of clearing the Petre, the Warehouse and delivering up of the 
Remaines. 



15 th : 
A letter io the 
Vaokeele at 
Rajamaul for 
clearing the 
Petre Boates. 
ye : Pattana 



adjusted with 
the Hugly 

Bookes and 
returned. 



This letter was sent forward to Hugly by the same Peons this night. 

A Letter in Persian was dispatched to the Vackeele at Rajamaul with an authen- 
tick Copy of the Kings Duans Phyrwanna for the clearing the Petre Boates 
immediately upon their arivall there, and to send speedy notice thereof. 

The 3 : pair of Pattana Bookes were this day adjusted with the Hugly Bookes 
and returned againe by Expresses with a bill Exc° : for 20000 : Rup s : payable into 
the Comp as : Cash there and M r : Charnock was advised that if he did notapeare here 
before the Agent and Councell entered upon Settling all Persons-' iu imployments it 



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CASSUMBAZAR, NOVEMBER 1679. 



would of necessity fall under debate whether he could be settled as the Hono bIe : Comp 

had apointed, his excuse of staying to deliver the Renlaines not holding good, because JJJeJ^Mwe 



[15 th ] 

if Mr : Char- 



apeare 

ye : settle- 
ment to be 
debated how 



he hath had some Months since notice of his Reniovall. That there was iOOO : Rup s : 
for iOO : M ds : Lead charged to Pattana ffaetory in Hugly Bookes Q : which was not 
allowed in the Pattana Bookes. to settTe'iim, 

10011 : Rups : 
for 100: Mds: 

This day reced : Letters from Hugly dated the 12 th : with two letters from Balk- Siowfdin the 
sore, dated the 4 th : and 6 th : Instant. Pattana 

Bookes. 

The Letter of the 4 th : from Ballasore is signed by Richard Edwards, John Letters from 
Byam and Matthew Sheppard, inclosing the Acco** : Cash for the'Month of October past ^ugiy and 
signed by Richard Edwards the Ballance of w ch : is Rup 8 : 8236 : 15 : 7 : " and yet Ye : looMt ! 
" they say they have been compeld to chang Ryalls of f to give out for Packing Cash o^aiia- 
" Stuff and to defray charges, by reason Richard Edwards Disownes to have any MontiTof " 
u Cash in his hands, and they having demanded of him where it is, or how disposed Baii°anee Te: 
" of, he returned this answear, that by reason of his indisposition which renders him being 8236 - 
" uncapable of examining his Papers and Acco** 8 : he could not at present give any landed 7 : 
" Acco u : thereof. And to this Letter there is a Postscript w ch : is signed by Richard of Mr ; Ed - 
" Edwards only, That being at present very much indisposed, intreats the suspention ward8 ' 
" of Censure till upon the first returne of his health, when he shall not faile to give a 
" more satisfactory Acco** : 4 his answear. 

The letter of the 6 th : from Ballasore is signed by John Byam and Matthew 
Sheppard, advising that M 1 ' : Richard Edwards Dyed that day about li : a Clock, and 
that they had sealed up his Chamber dore and all other places wherein he hath any Awards 
eoncernes. The Letter from Hugly advised that Cap* : North, Cap* : Cowley, Cap* : Deoeased - 
Earning and M r : Bugden were arived from Ballasore, and the Sloope Arivall returned ye Cap**: 
safe into the River with the Chest of Gold N° : L- %"f at 

** Hugly. 

Received Letters from Dacca Dated the 7 th : with their Bookes of Acco** s : N° : Sunday 
4 w ch : they desired might be returned. THE 16th . 

Letters from 
Dacca wthye : 
Bookes of 
Aceotts : 

The Dacca Bookes being adjusted with the Hugly Bookes were this Morning N °' 1 7th . 
early dispatched to Hugly with the following Letter of advice. Ye : Laooa 



To the Worpll : Matthias Vincent Chief 

&C A : COUNCELL IN HUGLY. 



Bookes ad- 
justed and 
sent to Hugly. 



Yours of the 12 th : I reced : the 15 th : Instant w ,h : the two Grail : Letters from Letters reced : 
Ballasore of the 4 th : and 6 th : and the Acco** : Cash there for the last Month all ^ e hBalla " 
which I doe now returne you ; Aooott : Cash. 

If the Chest Gold returned from Ballasore hath never been opened or none of it if the chest 
used there, then there will not need an Invoyce of it from thence, being the same as Gold 



noe need of 
Invoice. 



into your Bookes. I am sorry for the Death of M 1 ' : Richard Edwards and by the 
letter thence of the 4 th : signed by himself e fear the Hon ble : Comp as : Cash will fall short, "1^"" 
for tis not likely as indisposed as he was, that above 8000 : Rup s : could be wanting of abov»"" 
and he or they that signed with him not know what become of it, espetially consider- f n °"° : . caTh at 
ing that when I was there myselfe with M 1 ' : Mohun examined the Acco** : Cash and Ballasore. 
the Cash in the Chest, and found the Mony in the Chest to be some thing more then 
there should be by the Ballance of the Acco**:, and since that there has been two 
Months Acco** 8 : of Cash duly sent thence, Soe that this I suppose can be noe new 
Errour as is implyed in the Letter of the 4 th : but M r : Byam and M r : Sheppard have M> = Byam 
done very prudently to clear themselves by writeing that letter whilst M r : Edwards pard J h r ave hep * 
lived, 'tis my opinion that you write to them to make enquiry how the Mony for the done wel1 19 
Bill paid at Hugly charged to the Debt of the last Acco** : Cash was received and l°\*\l. 



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[17th.] 



to gett wit- 
nesses & open 
Mr : Edwards 
Roomes. 

y 8 : Letter 
from Pattana 
forwarded. 
y> : Acootts : 
adjusted & 
the Bookes 
returned with 
20000 : Rupa : 
hy Exchange. 

Daoc-i Bookes 
adjusted. 
2000 : Rups : 
sent to Dacoa 
not entered in 
the Bookes. 
Cassumhazar 
Bookes not 
Ballaneed. 



CASSUMBAZAB, NOVEMBER 1679. 

paid, and order them to be dilligent and carefull in the sorting, packing & lading of 
the Investment, and taking convenient time when some of the Commanders or other 
credible Persons are there to be wittnesses of what they find in M r : Edwards his 
Eoomes which they have sealed up, let them open them and take an Acco**: 
thereof ; and earnestly eomend the management and dispatch of the business of that 
ffactory to them. 

The Letters which came from Pattana the 14 th : ] forwarded to you the same 
day, the Acco Us : being adjusted I returned the 3 : pair of Pattana Bookes thither 
the i5 th : when a bill Exc a : for 20000: Eup": was sent hence thither, and 
hereinclosed I send you the Reconciling Entrys to be made in the Hugly Bookes. 



Yesterday I reced : the inclosed letter from Dacca with the Bookes N° : 4 : which 
having adjusted, I send you herewith the said Bookes (to be returned to Dacca) and 
y e : Acco u : to be Entered in Hugly Booke to Bectifye yo r : Acco** 8 : I find in the 
Cassumbazar Bookes here, 2000 : Rup s : sent to Dacca the 11 th : Aprill last which is 
not entered in the last Dacca Bookes, therefore you may advise them of it, and 
20000 : Eup s : will be alsoe sent thither in few days. 

The Cassumbazar Bookes are not yet Ballaneed, when they are, the Reconciling 
Entrys shall be imediately sent to you that you may then Ballance your Bookes. 

As yet I hear noe further of the Petre but have sent to Rajamaul to get it 
cleared there as soone as it arives w ch : is all at present from 



Novemb*: 17 th : 1679 



Your affectionate friend 
Streynsham Master. 



18™: 

Letters from 
Hugly & 
Ballasore. 



in want of 
Rups : 14000 : 

Mr : Halls 
answear ahout 
the Aoeott : 
Cash demand- 
ed. 



Received letters from Hugly dated the 15 th : incloseing one from Ballasore dated 
the 8 th : adviseing that Chimcham & Chittamundsaw refused to be security for 
Cowuli for any part in the Investment ; That they had sorted and embaled about 
5000 : ^ s : Ginghams, and were in hopes to accomplish all in due time, but were in 
want of i4o00 : Rup s : to compleat the Cloth Investment beside Stick Lack having 
but 633 : Rup s : in Cash, therefore desired to be supply ed. 

M 1 ' : Hall gave answear that he never kept any Acco" : Cash but had it Monthly 
from M 1 : Clavell in loose Papers to enter into the Bookes, and what Cash remain'd 
at his goeing to Hugly was left in the Banians hands of which he cannot Render 
any Acco" : ; Allsoe he sent an Acco** : of 25000 : Rup 8 : sent from Hugly to 
Ballasore and paid by him to the Marehants there May the 8 th : i672 : which Aeco** : 
he tooke out of the Bookes Letter : and sayes he has not the Copys of y e : Bookes 
letter Q : by him, and therefore can give noe further Acco" : 



Letters 
received, 
to supply 
their want of 
Cash at 
Ballasore. 



Noe newes of 
the Saltpetre. 



To the Worpll : Mathias Vincent 
Chief &c a : Codncell in Hugly. 

Yours of the i5 th : with the Letter from Ballasore of the 8 th : I received 
yesterday and all that needs my opinion thereupon is their waDt of Cash, w ch : tis 
necessary you doe supply them with as soone as possible you can rather then to 
take it up at Interest there, and if you have noe Mony in Cash, then you may draw 
bills upon the ffactory here. 

Noe further newes of the Saltpetre as yet which is all that offers from 



Cassumbazar 
Novemb r : i9 th : JL679 : 



Your affectionate friend 

Streynsham Master. 



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-CASSUMBAZAR, NOVEMBER 1679. [19™] 



The Chest of Gold N° : L : arived from Hugly. 2d5S.°* G ° Jd 

The Cassumbazar Bookes Letter W : ending the 30 th : Aprill i679 : were 20 
ballaneed this day and being adjusted with the Hugly Bookes the Reconciling EwtaST 
parcells were sent to Hugly with the following letter. adjusted 

with Hugly 
Bookes. 

To the "Wobpll: Matthias Vincent 
Chief &c a : Councell is Hugly. 

The Cassumbazar Bookes being this day Ballaneed & Rectified soe that they may r : Cassum- 
now agree with your generall Bookes, I send you herewith the Reconciling parcells, rectified ? 68 
soe now there is nothing remaines that I know of to hinder the Ballancing of your 9ent - 
Bookes, but you may shut them up as soone as possible you can. 

There was 5 : bales and 1 : Case of Maulda Cloth sent from hence to Hugly in c a8 e M^uida : 
Decemb 1 ' : last w ch : M r : Littleton sayes does now lye in Hugly but are not entered cioth not 
in your Bookes, the Invoice of w ch : being Rupees 3176 : 12 : 9 : 1 have caused to be y^Xokes. 
copyed out of the Invoice Booke and send it hereinclosed. 

It is necessary that you send hither the particulars of those surhes that are to be t0 send the 
entered in the next Cassumbazar Bookes to reconcile them to the Hugly Bookes, hTemVedia 
as soone as you can, that they may be entered in the bookes here out of hand whilst ^ B ^L zar 
things are fresh in memory. Bookes. 

The Marchants here have advice that our Petre Boates are upon their way pe^Boa'tes 
from Pattana, and that M r : Charnock would set out from thence as upon this day, I being upon 
pray God send them safe and timely downe, and Rest ^[ wa £ 

tana. 

Cassumbazar Your affectionate friend 

"Novemb r : 20 th : i679 : Stbeynsham Mastbb. 

Cab t : Eabning. 

Yours of the i5 th : Instant from Hugly came to my hands this day and as to a Ca Pt : Eam- 

discharge for the delivery of M r : Bellamys concernes I know not what further you ^charge for 

can have then the delivery up of your Bills lading signed unto by myselfe and m>- : Bellamys 

Councell, It being the Companys Orders that we receive and make Sale of what the Compas : 

their Servants leave and pay their Debts in the Country, and if you thinke not this orJers ^in- 
sufficient I know not what further to say or doe in this affair. I am 

Cassumbazar Your affectionate friend 

Novemb r ': 20 th ; i679 : Stbeynsham Masteb. 

This day M r : Littleton with others was sent to visit the new Poosdar of J' r = LHtie- 
Muxodavad. *»*f i_ to 

visit the Foos- 
darofMuxo- 
davad. 

Overlookt the white Silke bought by Jesooda Nundun at Serpore, and some oi Tn 
Tannee Silke bought there alsoe, and understanding from the Marchants that they silke over- 
did use to make Ropes of the lowest sort of the windings to pack their Bales with lo ^ kt ' h 
which they sold for Proffitt at Ahmadavad, the Agent ordered that the Companys paoking the 
Silke should be packt with such Rope3, there being some of that sort of coursest Silke sX e pauy9 
of the Companys lying in the Warehouse which was fit for nothing else, and it might 
sell in England for good proffit paying neither Freight nor Custome. 

At night received Letters from M r : Charnock &c a : at Pattana Dated the 11 th : Letters from 
with the Diary and Acco tl : Cash for y e : Month of October, and copy of another Patt,ina wth : 
letter from the Vackeele at Dilly, adviseing that the Yisier A sad Ckaun had made udAooo?: 
another argh or Petition to the King in our behalves for a Phyrmaund to be Q d " b fo . r 
Custome free, and hoped to obtaine it for the promised 20000 : Rupees. That the 

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Records of Fort St. George. 



[21 th - ] 



22 th . 

ye : said 
Letters for- 
warded to 
Hugly. 
Fine Cloth 
sent to ye : 
Governr : of 
Kajamaul. 

Floretta 
Yarne over- 
look. 



observation of 
a sort of Cloth 
oalled Arun- 
dee 



its quantitys. 



some pos : to 
he sent home 
for tryall. 



MUKDAY 

the 24 th : 

Mr : Mohun 
returned. 
Maulda Cloth 
looked over. 



25 th : 

Letters from 
Hugly with 
letters from 
Metohle- 
patam and 
Madapollam. 
of a Tempest 
that happened 
in those 
parts. 



Raw Silke 
looked over. 



ye : Marohts : 
& Sharoffs 
treated wth : 
about the 
Silver and 
Gold. 

Chittermul) 
contracted for 
the same. 



Assays made. 

how sold the 
two last 
jeares. 



■CASSUMBAZAB, NOVEMBER J 679. 



Nabob at Pattana for a Piscash of 700 : Rupees had ordered y e : opening of the 
"Warehouse and a Bustick for the Petre Boates, soe they hoped in 2 : or 3 
they would sett forward and promised to make all hast. 

In the Morning said letters were forwarded to Hugly two Men were sent to 
Merrdaudpore to take Acco": of the River whither there was water enough for the 
Petre. 

Boates, and another Man was sent to Rajamaul with a Letter to our Vackeele 
and some Pine Cloth &e a : to present to the Governour &e a : there to expedite the 
dispatch of the Boates. 

Overlooked the Ploretta yarne or Muckta, and y e : Agent ordered the sorting 
and prizing thereof not to the Marchants satisfaction nor to the Companys detriment 
and observing the Baggs in which the Marchants brought their Silke to be a different 
sort of Cloth from any he had seene, he was informed that 'twas called Arundee made 
neither of Cotton nor Silke, but of a kind of Herba spun by a worme that feeds upon 
the leaves of a Stalke or tree called Arunde which beares a Round prickle Berry of 
which Oyle is made, vast quantitys of this Cloth is made in the Country about Goora 
Gaut beyond Serrpore Mercha where the "Wormes are kept as Silke worms here, 'twill 
never eome white, but will take any Colour, 'twill not rott nor receive damage by 
wett, it burnes like hair not in a flame nor keepes fire long, & wares to admiration, 
insomuch that when the Cloth is first made 'tis given up and downe to poore people 
to weare and to lay in shops to be footed upon before 'tis fit to be sold, thereupon 
the Agent gave order that some pes : of it should be dyed into severall Colours to 
send home for Tryall, the usuall dimentions they make them being about 8 : coveds 
long 1| broad sold at \ Rupee the peece. 

M r : Mohun returned from Hugly this Morning. Looked over the Cloth provided 
at Maulda byJechund and compareing it with the prizes of the Musters sent for 
England anno l67 6 : and Returned thence it arose very dear, whereupon Jechund 
was examined about it and he justified himselfe pleading the goodness of the goods, 
but he was reproved, and noe price being contracted for at delivery out of the Mony 
there apeares noe remedy but to take such Acco" : as he gives of the prizes or cost 
of the goods. 

Received Letters from Hugly dated the 20 th : (but M r : Vincent being taken sick 
dispatcht the 22 tb : ) accompanying letters from Metchlepatam and Madapollam dated 
the 15 th : & 18 th : October last, adviseing of a terrible Tempest that hapned in those 
parts the l3 th : said Month which had done very much damage to the Country, a great 
part of the Towne of Metchlep 11 : both houses and people being carryed away and 
destroved by the Sea which had washed away the Island before it, the Barr Towne 
and the Bridges, the Sea flowing l2 : feet deep in the Dutch ff actor y and destroyed 
all their goods and their house to the damage of 80000 : pag os : the Sea was alsoe 
knee deep in the English fltaotory the Companys goods damaged, and the tiles blown off 
from all the houses, severall Ships and Boates blowne away ; alsoe they give a good 
acco u : of the condition and forwardness of the Investments. 

Raw Silke was looked over and it comeing out much worse then the Musters was 
prized accordingly, and good part of >t refused. 

Some of the Companys Marchants and Sharofs of this place that have dealt much 
in buying their Silver and Gold having been severall days treated with about makeing 
a firme and lasting Contract for all the Silver and Gold that should be sold in this 
ffactory at the last Chittermull was brought to agree to give 210 : Rup s : Sicca or 
212 : Rup s : Peet for ±00 : Ryalls Eight weighing 240 : Rup s : and the same price 
for Silver in Ingotts of the same Assay with Ryalls, but differing upon the Assay of 
Kyalls Eight w rh : are said to be 6^ Ruttees and he says but 5^ Ruttees wast in a Rupee 
weight the bargaine was defered, and this Evening Assays were made of Ryalls Eight 
Mexico & Civill, and of Standard Silver which came out at 5f Ruttees 6 : Ruttees and 6|- 
Ruttees in the Rupee, a Rupee is accounted to be fine Silver and weighs 10^ Mass, 
the last yeare Ryalls Eight were sold here at 2i0 : and 209f Rup s : Peet & this yeare 



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CASSUMBAZAR. NOVEMBER 1679. 



[25™.] 



■they were sold at 209 : & 208f Rup s : Peet ^ 240 Rup s : weight, and the Silver in 
Ingotts were sold the last yeare at 209| Rup s : Peet for 240 : Rup s : weight, and 
2: dw f _: finer then Standard . allowed to make it equall with y e : Assay of Ryalls 
Eight, i : dw { : being to a pound as 2-f- : Chaul to a Eupee ; The Gold sold last yeare 
at i5 : Rupees 5^ : Tola fine, y B ; wast upon Standard 1| : Mass in a Tola, and Pistolls 
at i3| Rup s :_ %» Tola, this yeare Pistolls sold at i3 : Rup s : $> : Tola, Moors the last 
yeare worth i3 : Rup s : and this yeare 12 J| Rup s : $ : peece, the Moore is accounted 
to be fine Gold and weighs 9f : Mass ; Chittermull was now brought to give 13-|- : 
Rup s : & : tola (Peet that is) Currant Mony for Pistolls, and for Gold of Pistoll Assay 
the same price, to returne Moors at 13 : Rupees a peece or to pay Mony, and if the 
price of Moors shall rise, the price of Gold to rise accordingly ; Note 8 : Chaul is a Weights. 
Euttee 8 : Ruttees is a Mass and 12 : Mass is a Tola, the charges of the Mint about 6 : 
#■ : Gent. 

At a Consultation Wednes- 

day yb : 
Present 26™ : 

Streynsham Master Esa K : Agent 
M R : Richard Mohun M E : Edward Littleton. 

Although M 1 ' : Littleton is not of the Ordinary Councell to the Agent, yet being why Mr : 
of the degree of Senior Marchant, which are of the Extraordinary Councell, it is Sied'Sto 
thought fit to call him into the Councell at this time to take his advice in the affairs Couneeii. 
of this ffactory whereof he hath had the charge as Chief for above two yeares. 

Upon consideration of the many Impediments which y e : Hono ble : Comp as : affairs Resolved to 
meet withall, by reason of the long lying of their Silver and Gold before 'tis converted j£g contract 
into Currant Mony of the Country, It is thought good to make a firme and lasting for the Trea - 
Contract with some Responsable Person to take off the whole quantity yearly, soe that 
as soone as it arives there may be nothing to doe more then to deliver it and to receive 
the Mony as it comes from the Mint, and Chittertnullsaw a Marchant of this place who 
hath dealt for much of the Hono bIe : Comp a8 : Silver and Gold offering to undertake the 
whole business was treated with accordingly, and a Contract made with him which ye :A g reemt: 
being drawne up into writeing is agreed unto and ordered to be ingrossed viz*: wth° n chitt 

We the Agent and Councell for affairs of the Hono ble : English East India Com- £J*££ . for 
pany upon the Coast of Chormondell and in the Bay of Bengale, have Bargained & Compas : siher 
Agreed with Chittermullsaw of Cassumbazar, and the said Chittermullsaw hath bar- and Gold - 
gained and agreed with the said Agent and Councell for all the Silver and Gold which 
now is or hereafter shall come into this ffactory of Cassumbazar to be sold for Acco". 
of the said Company at the rates and Prizes following. For Ryalls of Eight Mexico ^o^and* 
[Civill] and Pillar at two hundred and ten Eup s : 2l0 Sicca or Eup 8 : 212 Peet for 212 : Rups ■. 
one hundred Eyalls JL00 : weighing 240 Rupees ; For Silver in Ingotts of the same ^ eent ' 
Assay w th : Eyalls (which is agreed to be 6 : Ruttees wast upon a Rupee weight) at the 
same rate, and those Ingotts that are finer or Courser to be allowed for accordingly. 
The Mony to be paid in Sicca Rupees from the Mint in a Month after delivery of the Gold at 134 
Silver, and what is not paid in Sicca Rup 8 : to be paid in Peet Rup s : at 212 for 210 : tX. 68 * 
Sicca : and whatsoever the Batta shall rise hereafter (more then one & Gent now agreed 
upon) the Company are to have the whole benefit thereof. For Gold Pistolls at 13 : 
Eup 9 : and two Annas <(p : Tola, and Gold in Ingotts of the same Assay with Pistolls 
(which is to be adjusted, at the Mint) at the same Eate ; Payment to be made in Gold 
Moors at 13 : Eup 8 : & : peece, & what is paid short therein to be paid in Peet 
Eup s : and whatsoever the Gold Moors shall advance above 13 Eup 8 : a peece the price 
of the Gold is to rise accordingly. 

The said Silver and Gold to be weighed and delivered in Cassumbazar, and the 
Bisque of the same to Rajamaul and of the Mony from thence to Cassumbazar to be 
upon the Companys A ceo" : ; at Chittermulls charge and at his Bisque whilst in Raja- 
maul, the Companys Peons to goe and come with it, and two Peons to abide at 



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■CA8SUMBAZAR, NOVEMBER 1679. 



[26th-] 

Rajamaul to help watch there. In wittness whereof the Agent and Counceli have 
sett their hands and the Hono bIe : Company's Seale to one part, and the said Chitter- 
mullsaw hath sett his hand and Seale to one other part, Dated in the Company's 
ffactory at Cassumbazar the 26 th : day of November i679. 

3: yards Soar- For Chitternmlls encouragement 3 : yards of Scarlett was given him with Beetle 

ch\t siven n to upon concluding this Contract. 



y e : Contract signed and Sealed by Chitter- 
nmllsaw and one written in his owne 
language is delivered to M r : Littleton. 



Streynsham Master. 

BlCHARD MOHUN. 

Enw D : Littleton. 



27th : 

Raw silke 
looked over. 

28™ : 

Raw Silke 
prized . 

SilYer & Gold 
weighed to 
Chittermull . 



John Nicks Secret et : 

Eaw Silke was looked over and prized arising better then before but bad enough. 

Eaw Silke was prized arising as before the June bund being allways course. 

Silver and Gold was weighed off to Chittermull upon the Contract ; & one bag 
Gold N°. 55 Chest M was over weight oz. 1 : i.0 Dw'- one Ingot Silver 1ST : i20 : 
Chest N° : 50 : was over weight lb 4: 08; 00 : 



To the Worp 1 
Chief &« 



; Matthias Vincent 
councell in hugly. 



Letters re- 
ceived . 
noe news of 
ve : Petre 



soe know not 
what to re- 
solve on. 



if we hear 
not from Mr : 
Charnock in 
a day or two. 
to contrive 
the baying 
all the Petre 
in Hugly. 

about takeing 
an Accott: of 
Mr : Edwards 
eoncernes. 



A Contract 
made for the 
Coinpas : 
Gold and 



Yours of the 20 th : dispeeded the 22 th : we received the 25 th : Instant, and had 
sooner returned answear but that we every hour expected to hear of the Petre boates 
coming to Eajamaul w ch : to this day we doe not, soe that we are at a loss what to 
say or doe in this exigence, for we have not yet heard from M r : Charnock that they 
are dispatcht and gone from Pattana tho in every letter he hath written he hath given 
hopes of sending them away in a day or two, and he writes soe seldome that now time 
is slipt away and we know not what to resolve upon, for should you goe about to buy 
up y e : Petre in Hugly the Marchants would stand off upon termes w ch : tho you 
should yeild unto to the uttmost of their demands would take up more time then can 
possibly be spared for the Ships to save their passage home, and we may reasonably 
hope that the Pattana Petre must be downe in as short time as you can buy up at 
Hugly ; The last Letters from M r : Charnock were dated the 11 th : Instant, w ch : came 
hither the 21 th : and were sent forward to you the next day, if we doe not hear from 
him in a day or two more we shall write you againe, and in the meane time you may 
be contriving how to compass the buying up all the Petre in Hugly upon a day at 
once, if we should conclude soe to doe, and give us your opinion herein with all 
speed. 

As to the takeing an Acco'"' : of M r : Edwards his Concernes at Ballasore it will 
be a great meanes to justify those there if they can gaine spare time to doe it before 
some of the Commanders and others belonging to the ships that goe home, and if they 
cannot take an Acco rt : in writeing of every particular yet before some sufficient 
wittnesses to open all his Chambers, Clossets, Chests, Boxes and Scretores that they 
may see what there is, and then lock and Seale them up againe with severall Seales, 
and take a view of his Papers if from thence they can collect where he hath any 
thing to satisfy the many demands that we now heare are made upon his Estate. 

We have lately made a firme Contract w th : Chittermull for all the Companys 
Gold and Silver that now is or hereafter shall come to be sold in this ffactorv at 210 : 
Sicca, or 2i2 : Peet Eup 8 : ^ i00 : Byalls Eight and Silver of that Assay and 13i 
Eup s : & Tola for Pistolls and Gold of that Assay, and as Gold Moores rise the price 
of Gold to rise, and what y e : Batta shall rise above i : & Gent : to be the Companys ; 
But as yet there is noe Mony come in upon it, the first Gold and Silver being deli- 
vered this day, soe the Mony cannot be remited to Dacca soe soone as M r : Littleton 
advised before, the 20000 : Eup 8 : to Pattana and i5000 : Rup s : to the Duan for 
M r : Vincent having cleared the Cash. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 153 

CASSUMBAZAR, NOVEMBER 1679. ['W*-\ 

The two Inclosed Grafi : Letters w ch : came by the Pattamars from Metchlepatam y e --t™ 
we desire may be entered into your Register of Letters received, and when your MetohieT" 
bookes be Ballanced get a copy drawne out of the Acco" : Currant Fort S* : George patamto be 
and the Acco** : Stocke to returne by the said Pattamars. th^Acco"! 

Currtt; Sort 
St : George 
and Acoott: 
stock to he 
drawne out. 

In reguaid we suppose M r : Eeade cannot attend the drawing up the Invoices of Mr ■ : Thomas 
the Ships, you would therefore doe well to give M r : John Thomas some insight of JJhe invoices 
the Acco tts : and Papers relateing to that business that he may be able to performe it, of the thip B . 
w ch : we believe he can doe being bred up therein under M r : Hynmers, and if timely 
oare be not taken 'twill be to be done when the Ships are weighing their anchors. 

This being the needfull at present we rest 

Your affectionate friends 

Cassumbazar Streynsham Master. 

November 28 th : i679 : Richard Mohtjn. 

Fine Taffatys were prized and the prizes sett downe in the Weavers bookes at 29 th - 
4 : to 5 : Rupees ty peece of 20 : coveds they arose well. frit*"***'* 

Received a Letter from Hugly Dated the 27 th : Instant, adviseing that a Bill was 30 th - 
drawne on them from Ballasore for 70U0 : Rupees, and they should remit them 3000 : £^ 6fc g er 
Rupees more w ch :wasall they were in Cash, and they should want 20000 : Rupees 7ooo:Bup? 
in hi ugly to pay for goods bought for freight : &c a : Charges which they desired might t h ™ n f 6 ro ^ 
be sent in Spetie as soone as possible ; That they had ordered Cap' : North and Cap 4 : Baiiasore. 
Earning to be paid 500: Rup s : each upon Acco" : of their Owners according to 20ooo W Rups ■ 
Charter party, That the Ganges was gone with 600 : Baggs Petre to the Golden Capt: North' 
Fleece, & all other goods in a good forwardness. EariSng'paid 

500 : Raps : 
apeeee. 

Received a Letter from the Vackeel at Rajamaul advising that he had noe news a letter from 
of the Petre Boates being on their way from Pattana, and that Shasta Ckauns Son j^ ? aoke <> le 
Buzur Omeed Ckaun and Bolchund were near of Rajamaul, and the Nabob himselfe noe ^ewiTof 
following. 

At a Consultation December 

Present Mdn ° a Jo 

THE ^ M0 

Streynsham Master Esq r : Agent 
M B : Richard Mohtjn M b : Edward Littleton. 

M r : Littleton and M r : Naylor being examined to the Paper of Informations re- Mr : Littie- 

ceived in the Hono bIe : Comp as : Packett (that should have come in the Golden Fleece) ^a lorexJ 

the former answeared that as to what concernes himselfe therein 'tis ail false, and min'dtothe 

as to what concernes M 1 ' : Vincent whilst he has been in Cassumbazar as to anv F^rm'ations 

wrong to the Company to his knowledge it was alsoe false ; and John Naylor the Ml ', : Little " ' 

latter answered that it was a wrong information, he neither had said nor knew of any fn.^Zi-B 

such thing as in the ±8 th : Article of the paper (which was read to him) he is answear - 
mentioned to have done. 

As to the Copys of the Bookes required to be sent home, M r : Littleton answeared Mr •' Littie- 
that for the originall Bookes whereby y e : Silke is weighed from the Marchants and abouUbT" 
weighed and sorted to the Company, there are none other but the Warehousekeepers bookee re- 
Bookes, w ch : during his time of being in this ffactory he sayes to his knowledge have 8eThome. be 
been truly entered in the Bookes of Acco tts : that have been sent for Kngland : The 
Consultation Bookes have been duly sent home ; The Copys of Letters are Registered 
and sent home from Hugly, The Acco" : of the severall prizes that Rupees Sicca have 
been sold at, and the Aoco" : of the Mint affairs have been entered in the Bookes of 
Acco" 8 : which are gone for England, and shall be for the future annually sent home. 

D. & c. 1679-80—39 



154 



Records of Fort St. George 



ye: Chief 
&ca: of 
Hugly desire 
20000 : 
Rupees, 
being but 
Rup» : 1361: 
7 : 6 in Cash 
in this ffac- 
tory, soe to 
take it up at 
Interest, 
ye : Saltpetre 
not being 
arived consi- 
dered. 
Resolved to 
buy up all the 
Saltpetre in 
Hugly. 
and send it 
speedily 
aboard the 
ships upon 
freighted 
Vessells. 
orders to lade 
the Compas ; 
goods aboard 
the Sloopes 
and send them 
to Ballasore. 
A Bale of 
Arundee to be 
sent for 
EngW : 
Musters of 
Maulda goods 
to be reserved 
in the ffac- 
tory. 

ye : Soldyers 
&oa : and 
Peons to be 
paid a months 
pay 4-16 : 1 : 
4 : 

A Letter to 
Hugly. 



■CAS8UMBAZAR, DECEMBER 1679. 



The Chief and Councell of Hugly having desired 20000 : Eup 8 : to be sent them 
by Boate to supply the Comp as : occasions there, upon an examination of the Acco" : 
of Cash ballanced to this day, there is but Rupees 136i : 7:6: in Cash in this 
ffactory, wherefore 'tis resolved to write to them to take it up there at Interest, and. 
if they cannot doe that, then to advise hither, and the Chief &c a : of this ffactory are 
thereupon ordered to take up the said surne and send it downe by Boate. 

Upon consideration of the lateness of the yeare and noe Saltpetre yet arived 
from Pattana, and noe advice from M r : Charnock of its being sent from thence, It is 
resolved to send orders to the Chief and Councell at Hugly to buy up what Saltpetre 
there is to be sold there, and to lade it upon ffreighted Vessells and send it aboard 
the ships w th : all expedition possible, and considering that a change of the govern- 
ment of this country is. suddenly at hand, It is thought fit to send orders to the Chief 
and Councell at Hugly that they lade all the Companys goods there, upon the Sloopes 
and at freight upon Ships and Vessells w th : Decks to be had at Hugly, and send them , 
to Ballasore Road, ordering an equall proportion to be laden upon each of the Ships. 



It is ordered that a Bale of Arundee a new sort of Cloth neither Silke nor Cotton,. 
be bought and packed up to be sent for England by these Ships. 

It is ordered that Musters of the Maulda goods provided this yeare be reserved 
in the ffactory by which the prizes of the same may be examined hereafter. 

It is ordered that the English Soldyers &c a : and the peons w oh : came with the 
Agent be paid a Months pay here, and charged to Acco** : Currant ffort S* : Ceorge 
Rup s : 446: 01 : 04: 

A Letter to the Chief and Councell at Hugly was read and passed. 



John Nicks Secret ry ; 



streyn8ham m aster, 
Richard Mohun. 
Edw d : Littleton. 



y e : Letter 
from Balla- 
sore returned. 



your want of 
mony cannot 
be supulyed. 
soe take it up 
at Interest. 
Mr : Clavells 
and Mr : 
MarshaDs 
Accotts : t,o 
he paid in 
noe advice of 
the receipt of 
Letters and 
Papers sent, 
by a letter 
from 

Hajamftul noe 
news of the 
Petre. 



To the "Worp 1l : Matthias Vincent 
Chief &o a : Councell in Hugly. 

Yesterday we received yours of the 27 th : November with the Inclosed from 
Ballasore which is returned herewith, the 7000 : Rupees which they have drawne 
upon you, and the 8000 : Rupees which you intended to remit them we suppose may 
compleat their business, seeing the goods fall short in their sortments. 

We observe your want of Mony to pay for the goods brought in and for freight 
&c a : charges, and here being none in Cash and none to be expected untill it comes-, 
from the Mint, w ch : will be about a Month, you must take it up at Interest to 
discharge those concernes, and for the buying of Saltpetre as we shall now enorder 
you, we presume you have brought into the Aceo u : Cash those sumes enordered to 
be paid in for the Acco tt! : of M r : Clavell and M 1 ' : Marshall and if not you must doe 
it as before enordered. 

We wonder you advise us not of the Receipt of our Letters of the 19 th : and 
20 th : Novemb r : and of the Papers sent in the latter for the Reconciling Cassumbazar 
Bookes. 

It is now i0 : days since we received the last letters from M r : Charnock and 'tis. 
20 : days since those were dated, & yesterday we received a Letter from the Vackeel. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 155 

CASSUMBAZAR, DECEMBER 1679. 

at Eajamaul Dated 3 : days since, and then noe news of the Petre Boates there, the 



[*KD. ] 



that should the Petre be this day dispateht from Rajamaul it would be at the least enough. 

i5 : days ere it could reach Hugly, and to attend soe long and it should not come, we 

are then past all hopes of saving the ships voyages, whereas there is now some hopes 

of it left ; Upon consideration therefore of this matter we have Eesolved and doe buyup'dHhe 

petre in 

hereby enorder you to buy up what Petre there is to be sold in Hugly with all the " 8 y , 
expedition you can possible, and lade it upon Freighted Vessells or Boraes to Kinte- aboardthe 1 
ladge y e : ships Success and George, and lade the Comp as : Sloopes with fine goods Ships Suooess 
a proportion of each sortment from every ffactory and order it to be laden on the a " d ^° rS g" t 
Golden Fleece, and take care to draw up the Invoice of said Ship, that when we come be iaden P wth° 
downe nothing may hinder our present Imbarquing. ^ e a wd nd 

the Golden 

Shasta Ckauns Son and Bolchund (and 'tis said Hodgee Suffee Ckaun comes to fi J eece- 

be Duan againe) were near Eajamaul when the Vackeels Letter came thence, and es °° " 
'tis supposed by this time they have past it, the Jemidars and officers here abouts 

are goeing out to meet them; wherefore least some stop or let should happen upon beladen 

this change of government we desire you to get all the peeee goods in a readiness freighted 

and lade them on freight aboard the Ships and Vessells with Decks that lye at |^X 

Hugly, that is to say upon the Bengale Merch 4 : the Eosa Marina and the Princes, feare of a stop 

and with what Petre you can get ready, see they have able Pilots and send them °f govern™ 86 

downe to Ballasore Eoad, ordering an equall proportion upon each of the ships. ment. 

You say you cannot take up Mony by Exchange, and if you cannot take it up if noeMony 

at Interest neither, advise soe much and it will be taken up at Interest here and sent up^ e e ^ ahen 

downe by Boat. change nor 

Interest to 

This being the needf ull at present we rest : advise there- 

Your affectionate friends 

Streynsham Master. 
Cassumbazar Eichard Mohun. 

Decemb r : 5^ mo :i679: Edward Littleton. 

The Cossett has promised to deliver this letter to you to morrow night m if he theCossettto 
does soe we have promised you shall give him A a Eupee Buxses, delivered at 10 : a Bnpef if he 

Clock. performes his 

promise. 

A Spahee or horseman came with a Letter from Bolchund to our ffactory and ? m0 : 
another alsoe to the Dutch, adviseing that Shasta Ckauns Son and himselfe should be an a Dutffi 
at Meerdoud Pore tomorrow or next day and that it would be fit for us to meet him ae ntto, to 

+1 ' meet Shasta 

tnere. Ckauns Son. 

At a Consultation Tuesday 

THE 2"u: 

Present 

Stre ynsh am Master Esa R : Agent 
M B - Eichabd Mohun M r : Edward Littleton. 

For the Eegulating of the Hono bk ' : Conip ,s : affairs in this ffactory it is Resolved Keguiations. 
and ordered. 

That the Bookes kept for the Acco" : of Silke of Europe Dye shall be soe kept Bookes for 
noe longer, but that the Acco tts : thereof be included in the Bookes of Acco tts : kept Enropedye. 
for the ffactory, Except the Mony given on Dadanee to the "Weavers the parti- 
cular Acco" : of which shall be kept in the Weavers bookes. 

That the Second of the ffactory shall keepe the Bookes wherein the Acco tts : of Wenvers 
the Weavers and Silke Marchants are distinctly kept (as well as the ffactory Bookes) Boohe3 - 



156 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[»-] 



Warehouses 
and the 
iocotts : 



Prizes of 
Taffatys. 



CASSUMBAZAB, DECEMBER 1679.- 



Paching 

Stuff. 



mps ; ans : 
3: 10: f : V 
•CheBt 
2 rups ; 
9$ ans ; 
W ■ Bale. 



abatemt : 
upon ready 
Mony 

ljf-: sent 
&oa : 



and Ballanee the same yearely at the same time the ffaetory Bookes are Ballanced, 
and one Journall of the said Weavers Bookes shall every yeare be copyed and sent to 
Hugly to he sent for England. 

That the third of the ffaetory shall keepe all the Warehouses and have all goods 
under his care and charge, as well the Taffatys and Silkes &c a : relating to Europe 
dye as all other goods, and that in the Warehouse Bookes he doe sett downe the rates 
and prizes of all goods received and delivered, and sume up the same, except the 
prizes of Taffatys which are sett downe in the Journall of the Weavers Bookes. 

That the Prices of the Taffitys shall be written upon every peece by the Ware- 
housekeeper (or if he be otherwise Imployed by some other) as the Chief prices them, 
that thereby he may game experience in that affair, and the Hono ble : Comp a : be 
fully informed of the price paid for those goods, and that the price may not be 
knowne to others the figures of the Annaes may be placed first, and the figures for 
the Rupees last, and some alteration made afterwards as shall be found fit or as the 
Hono ble : Comp a : may advise. 

That the Raw Silke brought in by the Picars shall be well sorted in the ffaetory 
before it be priced, and at the prizing thereof (which is all ways to be done by the 
Chief Second and third) the Warehousekeeper shall looke well to the puting of it 
back into the Bags, and to write upon the Bags the Nomber of the Sortment and 
the name of the Marchant that soe the weight of each sort as Received in and Deli- 
vered out may agree ; and the Warehousekeeper shall keepe Colums of the weight 
of each sort in his Ledger. 

That the Warehousekeeper shall suffer none to goe into the Warehouse where 
the Raw Silke is kept but such as are in the Companys Service, and noe Natives to 
goe in there at any time without an English Man, and noe more of the Marchants 
Servants then one at a time whose Silke is weighing off, to prevent theft and alsoe 
deceit in changing and mixing the severall Sorts of Silke the course with the Fine, 
and therefore in shifting the Bags Before ' tis weighed but one sort must be opened 
at one time. 

That the Raw Silke shall be weighed out and packt for England at the same 
weight 'tis Received in, that is at 7i : Rup 8 : Sicca ty : Sear, and that some English 
of the ffaetory doe assist at the weighing of the Silke in and out and of all other 
Fine goods. 

That all the Packing Stuff and materialls for Packing y e : Hono ble : Companys goods 
shall be bought with the Companys Mony and charged at the true price, and an 
Acco** : of Packing Stuffe kept in the Bookes as was ordered in the Regulations made 
the 3 d : Novemb r : i676 : and neither the Warehousekeeper (tho he hath disbourst his 
owne Mony for such things) nor any other shall have any advantage therein, either 
this yeare or hereafter. An Acco" : of Packing of 65 : Ch : Taffatys amounting to 
Rup s : 238 : 7 : i() : and 490 ; bales Silke amounting to Rupees i262 : i3 : 7: and 
1 : bale Raw Taffatys Rupees 5 : 12 : 9 : for this yeare being now examined is 
aproved. 

In reguard the Hono ble : Comp as : treasure is long time coyning and they are in 
the interime at the charge of Interest for mony to carry on their Investments, there- 
fore to save the said Charge, It is Resolved and Ordered. 

That upon all Peet (or Currant Mony) Rup s : which shall be paid out to the 
Silke Marchants or to the Weavers either upon Dadanee or afterward in full of 
Aceo tts : shall be deducted Rup s : i : 4 : annaes out of every hundred Rup 8 : at the 
time of the said payment, upon Sicca Rup s : shall be Deducted two Rup s : <$* : 
Gent : and as much more as the Batta shall here after rise above one & : Gent : and 
upon Gold Moors shall be charged two annas and a halfe a peece more then y e : 
Bazar Rate. 

And in reguard 'tis fit to settle the sumes to be Impressed or given for Dadanee 
upon goods, It is ordered, that for the first Dadanee upon every Bale of Silke of 80 : 
Sear shail be given out 'ZOO : Rup s : upon every Bale of Muckta i00 : Rup s : and 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 157 

CASSUMBAZAR, DECEMBER 1679. [2™ : ] 

upon every peeee of Pine Taffaty 4 : Rupees, and noe new Dadanee to he given 
before the former be brought in by the Person indebted, and if any Marchant or 
"Weaver that hath received the Company s Dadanee shall deliver his goods to anv 
other he shall not be further Imployed. 

It is alsoe ordered that the Vaekeels the Mutsuddys or Writers and the Tagad- vaekeels & 
geers Dumiers or Overseers of y e : Weavers and Piears and the Podars shall from Writer8 to b - 
this day forward have noe Monthly wages paid them upon the Hono bIe : Comp as : Wage^ 6 
Acco" : but they shall be content with the Dustoor Mony of a quarter of an Anna Dustoore. 
upon a Rupee, which the Marehants and Weavers are to allow them, and they shall 
not allow any thing more upon any pretence whatsoever, and the said Dustoore 
Mony shall be Divided Every yeare twice or oftener by the Chief and Councell of 
this ffactory, amongst the said Writers, Tagadgeers, Podars and Vaekeels ; and there 
shall be kept five or Six Writers one to write and keep the Charges (Jenerall, a 
Taffaty Measurer and weigher, two Podars, four or five Tagadgeers besides Peons 
imployed therein, one Vackeel for Persia writeing and one to goe too [sic] and fro of 
Messages upon occasion, and these and others more or less as shall be found necessarv 
by the Chief &c a : are to be paid out of the Dustoor M ony. 

And that the Marehants &c a : may know what to trust unto and not be surprized Marehants 
or thinke that they are imposed upon by the Chief of the ffactory when they shall ^ifeS* 
come to Eeceive the Dadanee, It is thought fit to send for such of the Marehants, thetewth •. 
Weavers, Writers &c a : as are in and about the ffactory, and acquaint them with 
what herein concerns them, and that from this day forward these orders are to be 
observed in this ffactory, which was done accordingly. 

The Throwing house being built of Mud walls and eover'd with Thateh is falling BuUdmgs. 
downe although but lately set up, and there being many other buildings about the 
ffactory of Mud and Thateh which put the Company to continuall great charge of 
Repairs often falling and often burning downe and indanger the goods and the whole 
building. It is ordered that the Throwing house and the Weaving house be built 
of Brick within the Compound of the ffactory and not at such a distance as the 
farther end of the Garden, that the ffactory be walled about with a brick wall and 
the Ketehin and as many small out houses as are necessary for the accomodation of 
Marryed people be built with Bricks w ch : are now cheap, and that a convenient 
Boome be set apart for an office for Writeing business in w ch : the Bookes and Papers an office, 
are to be carefully layd up in Presses made for that purpose ; and the said Eoome 
is never to be diverted to any other use. 

Streynsham Master. 
Richard Mohtjn. 
John Nicks Secret ry " ; Edw d : Littleton. 

About i : or 2 : a Clock in the Morning the Dutch sett out to meet Buzur 3 D - 
Omeed Ckaun ; at noone the Peons which we sent to bring notice of his comeing wenw.o^eet 
brought Acco™ : of his goeing toward Meredaudpore, In the afternoone M r : Needham Bazur Omeed 
and M r : Catchpole were sent to meet him with a present of Broad Cloth, &c a : the MrTNedham 
Agent being upon his departure hence M r : Littleton could not be spared, to make g"* £ Ir : 

this visit. sent to meet 

him with a 
Present. 

At Noone the Agent with all his Company left Cassumbazar, M r : Littleton 4™: 
&c a : of the Factory and some of the March* 8 : accompanying him to Moula. -j^J ^jg™* 

Cassumbazar. 

There being much business yet to be done in the ffactory as the sorting and Mr : Littleton 
packing of Raw Silke and Maulda Cloth, the prizing, sorting and packing of Taffatys fa ^ ^ 86 * 1 
to goe home upon the Ships, M r : Littleton, &c a : were charged to dispatch the same the business. 
with all hast possible. 

John Griffith a Soldyer of the Agents guard a Throwster by Trade and left that John Griffith 
Imployment here the last yeare, was now upon his earnest request and M r : Littletons \^lt WsteT 
desire left here in the same imploy againe, to have but Soldyers pay of 10 : Rup s : Cassumbazar. 
■^ Mensem and Dyett. 

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Records of Fort St. George. 



[4TH-] 

ye : Widdow 
Knipe 
granted 
liberty to 
build a 
Tombe. 

5 th : 
layd too at 



Saturday 
thr 6 th : 
arived at 
Hugly. 

7th ; 
Letters from 
Ballasore. 



how Mr ; 
Edwards 
made up 
the Compas : 
Cash. 

ye : bill for 
7000 : Rups 
taken back. 



ye : ware- 
house not 
yet opened. 



Letters sent 
to the Sort, 
Metehlepa : 
& Madapol- 



OASSUMBAZAR, DECEMBER 1679. 

The Widow of M r : George Knipe desireing leave to build a Tomb over her 
Husbands Corps upon the Banke of the River it was granted. 



In the Evening we layd too to eat at a Towne called Puttalee where some 
Guzzeratt xWarchants live, and buy good quantitys of SiLke yearly to send to 
Ahmadavad. 

About 9 : a clock in the Night we arived at Hugly, M r : Yincent, &c a : mett us- 
at the Garden but we stayed not. 

Eeceived Letters from Ballasore dated the 1 st : December with the Acco" : 
Cash for the Month of November, and eopys of their Bookes of Aeco tts : Charges 
Generall and Warehouse Bookes advising that M r : Edwards to make uj) the 
Companys Cash when the Agent was at Ballasore Borrowed of Chittamunsaw to the 
amountof 7599 : Rupees w ch : after the .Agents departure thence was all paid back 
except ±65 : Gold Mohurs for which M r : Edwards gave a bill which still stands out ; 
•That the Rup s : 8357 : ±2 : 6 : drawn on Hugly was paid out to Chimcham and 
Gololchund on Aceo** : this yeares Investment as apeares by the Acco u : Cash for 
October ; That they had taken back their last bill for 7000 : Rupees and perswaded 
the Marchants to stay. 

Received letters from Pattana Dated the 22 th : November with copy of an Invoice 
of 3i : Boates laden with 2989± mds : 29 Srs : Saltpetre amount to Rupees 6579± : 00 : 
6 : and an Invoice of Druggs for the Fort use Rupees 120 : 01 : anna, adviseing that 
the said lioates went from Pattana the ±9 th : but stopt at two other places, and the 
Boatmen returned back to Pattana, but were all gone againe save the two Chief of 
them which they desire may receive exemplar punishment, The Warehouse was not 
yet opened, and M r : Charnock was makeing hast to come away after the Remaines 
of the ffaetory were delivered up, part of which being a parcell of Lead was weighing : 
These Letters arived at Cassumbazar the 5 th : Instant, the day after the Agent left it, 
which is 12 dayes after date and they usually goe it in 8 : dayes. 

A small Yessell goeing hence to Metehlep a : the foUowing Letters were written 
and sent upon her, and the Ballance of the Hugly Grail : Bookes sent to the ffort 
which were Ballanced and perfectly concluded this day. 



To the Woep l1 : Joseph Hynmers Esq,* : 

Deputy Govern*: &c*: Councell in Foet 



George. 



received 
Letters from 
Metohlepa ; 
& Madapol- 
lam. 
but none 
from your- 
selves. 

Copy of 
Aooott : 
Currlt : 
Port St : 
George & 
Aocott : 
Stock sent. 

noe Saltpetre 
from Pattana. 
to buy up 
Petre in 
Hugly. 

wch : with 
other goods 
are Shiping 
off. 



Our last to you bears date the 13 th : last Month from Cassumbazar, and the 25 th : 
being there we received advices from our friends at Matchlep a : and Madapollam 
concerning the Hono ble : Companys Investments and of the Storme which hapend at 
Metchlep a : and hath done great damage in those parts, but we have not received 
one line from your Selves in Grail : relateing to the Hono ble : Comp as : affairs Since- 
we left the ffort w ch : we something wonder at. 

Hereinclosed we send yon copy of the Acco" : Curr" : ffort S* : George and 
Acco" : Stock in Hugly bookes, desireing you to enter the same in your bookes, and 
observe to make Bay Bengale Acco** : in your Bookes Rest D r : upon Ballance 
Rupees i0650i0 : 07 an s : li : Pice which is the Credit of the Acco" : stock in the 
Hugly Bookes. 

There is noe Saltpetre come from Pattana and fearing the worst by reason we 
heard not from M r : Charnock in many days, we sent orders from Cassumbazar the 
l 8t : Instant to buy up Petre in Hugly for the Success & George (the Golden Fleece 
having allready about ±50 : Tons on board) and accordingly here is about 8000 : 
M ds : bought up, and in few days will be sent downe to the Ships : all the other goods 
are alsoe shiping off that are come hither, but none are yet arived from Dacca, and 
there is much behind at Cassumbazar. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 159 

HUGLY, DECEMBER 1679. [8th.] 

This day we have received advice from M r : Charnock that the Petre is set out ^ tt : „f f r r e om 
from Pattana but 'twill be long ere it arive here. Pattana. 

The Invoice of the Silver that came ou the Golden ffleece is much wanted here, the invoice 
and the Invoices of the Golden ffleece and George are interchanged. the Gdden 7 

ffleeoe muoh 
wanted. 

We returned hither from Cassumbazar Satturday the 6 th : Instant at night and g^^J 1 
are hastening hence as fast as business will permitt, hopeing to be at Metchlepatam 
some time this Month we rest 

Your affectionate friends 

Streynsham Master. 
Hugly m Matthias Vincent. 

December 8 th : i679 : Eichard Mohun. 

To M a : Christopher Hatton Chief &c a : 

CoUNCKLL IN Me'ICHLEPATAM. 

Yours of the i5 th : October we received the 25 th : November in Cassumbazar YouHetter 
the Acco'* : you render of the Storme w ch : hapned with you two days before date of reced. 
your letter is very admirable, and we bless God that your Selves and the Hon ble : 
Comp as : Concernes escaped the damage thereby somewhat better then others. 

Notwithstanding there is noe Petre arived from Pattana we have bought up as s oe p e tre 
much here as will kintelage all the ships, and we hope to be with you in the Golden ft0E l I>at u^ 1 *; 
Fleece some time this Month w ch : is all at present from here. 

Your affectionate friends 

Streynsham Master. 
Hugly Matthias Vincent. 

December 8 th : i679 : Eichard Mohun. 

Send the letters to the ffort by Expresses. 

To M E : John Pield Chief 

&c A : Councell in Madapollam. 

Yours of the 18 th : October we received in Cassumbazar the 25 th : November Your letter 
and are well satisfied with the Acco u : you render of the Bono b,e : Comp as : affairs to 0< Wepe out 
under your charge, we hope to be up with you in the Golden Pleece about the 20 th : Cattamaram 
or 25 th : of this Month, therefore desire you to keepe Cattamarans out and great 
Boates laden with goods ready to put on board upon the apearance of the Ship which 
is the needfull at present from 

Your affectionate friends. 
f Streynsham Master. 

Hugly p Matthias Vincent. 

December 8 th : 1679 : Richard Mohun. 

Letters were written to Cassumbazar, Dacca and Ballasore. 9™ : 

Letters writt 



To Cassumbazar was sent a paper of the pertieulars of the sumes to be entered y : Contents 
in their next Bookes to adjust their Acco tts : with Hugly Bookes, advised to hasten toOassnm- 
away y e : goods and the Invoices, and to send M r : Catchpole to Meirdaud Pore to bazar - 
hasten the Petre Boates by hiring them with 4 : or 500 : Hup 8 : to get their owne 
Boates over the Plats or to hire small boates to bring it thence. 

To Dacca was written that 'twas much to be admired noe advices had come from y« : Contents 
thence, and noe news of M r : Hervy or of the goods notwithstanding the licence and to DmcST 61 
order for his comeing away, the last letters from Dacca being dated the 7 th : and 
Received the 16 th : November in Cassumbazar. 



160 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[9 th -] 



ye : contents 
of the letter 
to Ballasore. 
1000 : Kups : 
Cowull or 
Mr : Bugden. 



-EOGLT, DECEMBER 1679, 



To Ballasore that in ease they were much necessitated for Mony they should 
draw bills on Hugly, to make strict enquiry into Cowulls A ceo" : against the Agents 
returne to Ballasore M r : Bugden standing upon it that Cowull owned the Receipt 
of all the Mony charged to him viz*: i()00 : Rup s : the '20 th : Novemb r : 1675: 
i000: Rup 8 : the 23 th : October 1676: & 700 Rup s : the 27 th : November i676 : 
of which there is but i700 : Rupees charged to his Acco" : in Ballasore, and the 
first 1000 : Rupees yet [to be] made good, and to get ready and send off provisions 
&c a : for the Agents voyage to the Coast. 



Wednes- 
day y e : 



Kichd : 
Browne, Wm; 
Richardson 
and Clement 
King to make 
Sale of Mr : 
Bellamys 



Blips : 53| to 
te paid out. of 
Brocklesbys 
Credit. 



Mr: Clarell's 
Accott : 
Charged 
Blips : 363 : 
for Interest. 
Mr : Vincent 
and Mr : 
Littleton to 
pay Kups : 
2783 : 4 : the 
ballance of 
Mr : Clavells 
Accott : 

Mr : Reads 
desire to 
Teturne for 



Granted 



4 : parcells of 
goods bought 
of him for the 

Coin pas : 
Accott : 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Stkeynsham Master Esa K : Agent 
M R : Matthias Vincent M e : Richard Mohdn. 

It is ordered that M r : Richard Browne, Ensigne William Richardson and M r : 
Clement King take into their charge all the goods &c a : that were brought from the 
Fort by M r : Will : Bellamy Deceased, and make sale of the same at publike outcry 
and carry the proceed thereof in Rupees upon the Ship the Agent returnes in to 
Madrass. 

Peter Large producing a bill of Robert Brocklesby Deceased dated in Metchle- 
patam the l2 th : ffebruary ±67f for Rup s : 58f received of M rs : Elizabeth Safery, It 
is ordered that the same be paid out of Brocklesbys Credit in the Company s Bookes. 

Upon examining of M r . Walter Clavell Deceased his Acco" : in the Comp^* 
Bookes it apearing that there is 24-20 : Rup s : which he received of Nimdas some 
yeares since that is not made good in the the Rup 8 : ±262t) : ±5 : 9 : ordered to be 
paid into the Companys Cash the ±6 th : day of October last, It is ordered that said 
Walter Clavells Acco" : be charged 363 : Rup s : for two yeares Interest of Rup 8 * 
2420 : at \\ ^ : Oent & : Mensem and it is ordered that M r : Matthias Vincent and 
M r : Edward Littleton the overseers of the last Will and Testament of the said 
Walter Clavell Deceased doe pay into the Companys Cash Rup s : 2783 : 4 : annas, 
the ballance of his Acco" : in the Companys Bookes. 



M r : Edward Reade desireing leave to returne for England by this yeares Ship- 
ing, and to lade some goods w ch : he had provided before the arrivall of the ships 
that were not prohibited untill the arivall of the Companys orders by these ships, It 
is thought [fit] to grant his request, and in regard that the Owners and officers of the 
Ships have less tonnage allowed them then heretofore soe that he cannot get tonnage 
for all the goods he has provided, he offered to put off 4 • parcells of goods to the 
Company at the prime cost the Mony being given out in March last Viz* : 

1 : Ch : Rastas ±30 : pes : cost Rupees 722 

i : Ch : Taffatys white w th : small Stripes several! 

Collours 150 : pes: cost ... ... ... Rup s - 674 

1: Ch: Attlasses 120: pes: 24: coved s long 2 : 

broad Rup 8 - 887 

1 : bale Nehalewar Elatches 215 : pes: 36 : Cov d : 

long 2 : broad Rup 8 : 683 : 12 



Totall Rup : 2967 

It is thought fit to accept of the said goods for the Companys Acco" : and it is 
ordered that the said sume of Rup' : 2967 : 09 : 6 : be paid M r : Edward Reade out 
of the Companys Cash here. 



Diary and Consultation BooA, 1679-80. 161 

EUGLY, DECEMBER 1679. |10™-] 

It is ordered that M r : Edmund Bugden be made D r : to Thomas Pace Deceased Edmund 
in the Cqmpanys Bookes for Rup s : 239 : 01 : w ch : he received of M r : Hervy in the t^rhom^ 1 
yearel676. * m^T 

It is ordered that M r : Edmund Bugden be allowed Sallary to the 1 th : October Edmund 
last when he finished the delivery of the Remaines of the Warehouse in his Custody, ^^V 
and that he be allowed Dyett Mony to the same time at 25 : Rup 3 : ^ : Mens : as j^ 3 "'," ., 
the Hono ble : Company Ordered in the last yeares letter. iothf ooto* 

ber laBt. 

And the said Edmund Bugden _ standing upon it that Cowull at Ballasore did Mr .-Bugden 

before the Chief &c a : there owne the 1000 : Rup s : which wasfound 4 in Hugly Bookes, KafiaLre to 

and is not charged to his Acco" : in Ballasore, altho the Chief &c a : in their Letter of ad i UBt the 

30 th : October signify the contrary, M r : Bugden is ordered to goe with the Agent to betw^n P him 

Ballasore to adjust that Acco" : there. and cowuii. 

And the 6aid M r : Bugdens Accott : being now adjusted it is ordered that he pay J, r : Bugden 
Eup' : i028 : i3 : annas, into the Cash here being the Ballance of his Acco" : in the theclsh* 

Hono ble : Comp as - bookes. Ru P ees 

1028: i3;- 

It apearing by a Note of M r : Ballamys hand and by Wittnesses that he received Riohd : 
100 : Pag 08 : of M r : Richard Swanley Purser of the Success to Invest in Copper, Tinn c wac e e r y & 
or Tuttynage, and lade on the same Ship he went in himself e to the Bay, It is TiSiYn Mr .- 
ordered that Copper and Tynn to the said amo" : be delivered to said Swanlev, he ? elIa '"?\ 

., ,€ r . ... n • . .i "" cands to be 

givemg up the Note with a Receipt thereupon. weighed to 

It apearing by a bill of John Stephenson, and William Bellamys Note upon it, John 

that 61 : pes : Tuttynage laden on the George were the goods of said Stephenson, It B1 * P, "^! ?nB 

is ordered that the said 6i : peeces Tuttvnage be disposed of for Acco" : of said Tuttynage to 

Stephenson & a Chest of glassware of M r : Ravenscrofts to be delivered to the f 9 r Ms° 8ed 

Agonts Order. Accott : 

Ordered that Rup s : 632 : 8 : be paid to M r : Edward Beade for a parcell of P i ateboaght 

Plate being i9 : peeces poiz Dollars 300: 06 Rup 8 : at 240: Rupees for i00 : ofMr : Keade 

Dollars weight and at 209 : Rup s : price for 100 : Dollars is Rup 8 : 632-J : w ch : is to ^e&rt. 88 ° f 
be charged to Acco": of Fort 8* : George, the said Plate being delivered to the 
Agents Butler Peter Ashton to carry up lor the use of the Fort. 

Streynsham Master. 
Matthias Vincent. 
John Nicks Secret ry : Richard Mohun. 

There came a Phyrwannae from the Kings Duan at Dacca to the Phosdar here 
to demand present payment of li565 : Rupees from the English Viz*: 7540 Rup s : a p h jJwanna 
for Guns sold by M r : Blake about the Teare i664 : that were not reced : at Dacca, p"^" tf 
and 4025: Rup 9 : for mony delivered to James Price the Vackeel in the Warrs uses : Rups: 
against the Arracannars. 

The Dutch Directore with his Lady &c a : came to the ffactory to give the Agent 
a visit. 



llTH. 

ye : Dutch 
visited the 
Agent 

P'ryday 

THE lS 1 ** 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Streynsham Master Esa B : Agent 
M R : Matthias Vincent M r : Richard Mohun. 

For the better Regulating the affairs of the Hono ble : Comp" : in the Bay of Beguiati ( 
Bengala that the same may be managed in good order and method in the Respective 
ffaotorys It is Resolved and ordered. 

d. & o. 1679-80—41 



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[12"-] 



•EUGLT, DECEMBER 1679. 



That the Chief of each Eespective ffactory shall keepe a Eeceipt Booke, wherein 
he shall take Receipts for all monys paid or Issued out, and shall alsoe Pass Receipts 
for all monys received upon the Companys Acco" : 

Whereas it was ordered in the Regulations made the 3 d : November 1676 : at 
Cassumbazar, That the Bills & Attestations for monys paid out of Cash should be 
read aud passed in Councell every weeke and Noted in the Consultation Bookes, In 
reguard the Acco" : Cash is since ordered to be entered at the end of every Months 
Diary, It is thought best and ordered that the Acco" : of Cash be read and passed 
in Councell the next Councell day that is upon the next Munday or Thursday after 
the last day of every Month, & the surae of the Ballance or Rest of the Cash sett 
downe in everv such Consultation. 



Hugly 
Aeeott : by 
the subordi 
nateffactorv. 



Penalty for 
not Passing 
Accotts : 
monthly. 



Penalty for 
not balianeing 
BookeB. 



And whereas it was ordered in the aforesaid Regulations made at Cassumbazar 
That in the Bookes of Acco tta : each ffactory should be charged with what was 
Imediately sent or received to or from thence, It is now ordered That for all Monys 
or Goods sent unto or received from one Subordinate ffactory to another, The 
Subordinate ffactorys shall Charge and Creditt Hugly Acco" : Currant for the same, 
In reguard it is thought best and it is hereby ordered, That every Subordinate 
ffactory doe Monthly at the end of their Diary and Acco** : Cash enter the Acco": 
of what they have in that Month received from or sent unto Hugly or any other 
ffactory, in a.Leger Acco" : intitled Hugly Acco" : Currant, carrying the foot or Rest 
of the said Acco" : from one Acco" : to the other Monthly, and if the Chief and 
Councell at Hugly doe find that the Acco" s : from the ffactorys doe not agree with 
the Hugly Bookes then they are to advise thereof, and to send the Copy of the said 
ffactorys Acco" : as it stands in Hugly Bookes, and the Chief &c a : at Hugly are to 
enter their Acco" : of Cash and the Acco" : Currant ffort S* : George at the end of 
their Diary w ch : they are to send to the Agent and Councell twice in y e : yeare. 

Coluras ruled with Red Inke for the quantitys of all goods and Treasure, the 
Number of parcells and y p : Weights shall be kept in the Ledgers cast up and Ballanced 
as exactly as the outward_Colum [for] Mony and in Hugly Ledger there shall be a 
Colum for Pagodaes and D. : s : d : in the Acco" : of Port S* : George. 

And whereas there is an order that the Bookes of Accompts shall be read and 
passed in Councell Monthly, it is hereby jordered that if the Bookes of Acco" 8 : the 
Warehouse Acco tts : and the Charges Grail : for one jMonth be not Read and Passed in 
Councell in the next Month following the Chief of each ffactory shall Note the reason 
thereof in the Diary, and the Person who shall be defective herein shall for the first 
offence be admonished, for the Second forfeit a quarters Salary, and for the third be 
suspended the Service. 

And whereas the Bookes of Acco* : are ordered to be Ballanced the 30 th : April! 
yearly, if the Second of any ffactory shall not have Ballanced the Bookes of Aceo" 8 : 
of the ffactory where he keeps the same, and send the Ballance thereof to Hugly by 
the 31 th : of May yearly he shall forfeit a quarter of a yeares Salary for such his 
default, and if the same be not done by the 30 th : of June he shall forfeit halfe 
a yeares Salary, and if not done by the last day of July he shall be suspended the 
Hono bie : Companys Service ; aud if the Second at Hugly shall not have Ballanced the 
Grafl : Bookes there within one Month after all the Ballances of the Bookes of the 
subordinate ffactorys are sent thither, he shall forfeit a quarter of a yeares Salary for 
such his default, and if they be not ballanced within two Mouths after he shall forfeit 
halfe a years Salary, and if not in three Months he shall be suspended the Hono ble : 
Companys Service. 

And the Chief and Councell of the Bay are hereby required and Impowred to 
put these orders in execution, adviseing thereof to the Agent and Councell, and 
following such further Directions as they shall receive from them concerning the 
.same. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 163 

| 
EUGLT, DECEMBER 1679. r 12TH -j 

In the Charges Generall Bookes at the end of every Month the heads and totalis Coiumu in 
of the severall charges are to be set downe and sum'd up, and at the end of the General] 
Bookes to make Tables with Colums for the Severall heads or Titles used in the Booke - 
ffactory Bookes sum'd up for the 12 : Months, that the whole yeares Expenee may 
apeare together and be the more readily compared with the ffactory Bookes. 

At the Ballanceing of the Bookes of Acco tts : the Chiefs of the Eespective ffactorys RemaiDes t0 

are to examine and see that the Remaines in Spetie doe agree with the Bookes of the agree wkh 

ffactory and with the Cash Booke and Warehouse Bookes, and that the Debts and tbe Bookes ' 
Credits be adjusted with the Persons themselves concerned therein. 

If any Persons in the Companys Service doe make use of any goods as Broad ^ t e ' I ^ t ° t 
Cloth, Stuffs &c a : in the Warehouse, it shall not be oharged to their Acco tt8 : in the house to be 
Bookes, but they shall pay for the same in ready Mony to the Warehousekeeper, paid for ' 
who is every Month to pay the said Monys into Cash in the Chiefs Custody. 

The Acco" : Salary is thus to be Stated, every Person in y e : ffactory where he Acoott: salary 
resides is to be Credited for his full Salary by salary generall, he shall be paid twice 
in the yeare tbat is at Lady day and at Michaellmas day in equall halves what is to 
be paid by the Hono We : Comp as : Order, then he shall be made D r : to Salary Payable 
in England for what is short paid here, to be paid there, the Acco" : of Salary generall 
is to be cleared by Charges generall, and Salary Payable in England by Acco" : 
Currant. 

In the Hugly Bookes an Aoco** : must be framed intituled Durbar and Port p^char d es 
Charges, to w ch : Acco" : shall be charged the Durbar Charges of Dacca, the Charges 
of the Sloopes and the Extraordinary Charge of Hugly in respect 'tis the head ffactory 
for governing the rest, for w ch : Durbar and Port Charges shall be made D r : to Charges 
Generall such a sufhe as the Charge of Hugly exceeds the Charge of Cassumbazar or 
Ballasore ffactory or thereabouts, and this Durbar and Port Charges shall be put 
upon all the goods provided in all the ffactorys at soe much ^ : Gent : in the Invoices 
(besides the ffactory Charges) for which Durbar and Port Charges shall be Credited 
in the Bookes, and the ffoot of the Acco (t : shall be cleared by Proffitt and Loss as is 
the ffoot of Charges Grail : 

The Copys of all Grafi : Letters from one Subordinate ffactory to another shall ^ ,e ' te " °}_ 
be sent to Hugly to be entered in the Copy Bookes to be kept there and sent for ffactorys.' 
England and the ffort, and in writeing of Letters it is to be observed to mention 
the day upon which the Letters are received. 

The Letters from the Hono bIe : Company and alsoe the Letters from the Agent ^cw^ 
and Councell shall (as soone as they can be Copyed) be sent to all the ffactorys for and the^on. 
their perusall & better understanding the Companys business, and the said Letters 
with all other writeings received from and sent unto England and the ffort shall be 
copyed into Bookes and kept in the Registers at Hugly. 

In every one of the Subordinate ffactorys there shall be a handsome convenient 
Roome, large, light and well scituated near the Chiefs and the Seconds lodgings, w ch : 
shall be sett apart for the Office and never diverted from that use, in which Roome an offic e 
shall be placed Desks or Tables to write upon, and Presses with Locks and Keys 
wherein the Registers of the Letters, the Acco"* : and all other writeings of the 
ffactory shall be locked up and kept, which upon the Bemove of the Chiefs are to be 
delivered over by a Roll or List to the succeeding Chiefs that none may be Imbezled, 
and at Hugly the said lists are to be kept by the Second in the Accomptants office, 
and by the Secretary in the Secretarys office. 

A Publike Table shall be kept as the Hono We : Company have apointed, at Pubute 
-which all single Persons of the ffactory are to Dyett, and noe Dyett mony shall be Table ' 
allowed to single Persons only to those that are Marryed and doe desire to Dyett 
apart Dyett mony is to be paid as the Company have appointed, and the Steward for 



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[12 IH 1 HUGLT, DECEMBER 1679. 

the Charge of the Tahle at Hugly and at Cassumbazar 8hall be the Imployment of one 
of the young men a Writer or Factor, by which they may gaine experience, and the 
third in the_ other ffaetorys is to take charge thereof as apointed in Cassumbazar in 
November i676. 

Frugality. As to the Expence of the Table and all other Charges the Chiefs of the ffaetorys 

are to take due care to order the same in the most frugall manner that can be, that 
noe extravigance be practiced, and noe more Peons or Servants kept then is 
necessary for the Dispatch of the Comp as : business ; and whereas the Hono bl ° : 
Comp a : in the i2 th : Section of their Letter of y e : 3 d : January i67f doe order an 
establishment of Charges to be settled in every one of the ffaetorys, w ch : tho it 
cannot be perfectly done, yet soe far as it can be done conveniently we doe order 
and apoint as followeth — 



At Hugly Servants wages for the Chief 
for the Second 
tor the Minister 
for y e : 3 d : of Couneell ... 
for y e : 4 th : of Couneell ... 
for the Chyrurgeon 
for the Secretary 
for the Steward 



Eups 

i2 



2 : Pallankeens one for the Chief, the other for the Second. 

7 : Horses 2 : Camells none of w ch : are to be lent by any but the Chief. 

— Gurrialls, Cookes, Mussalls, Washing, Dogkeeper, Barber &e a : Servants as 

usuall. 
At the Subordinate ffaetorys 

Servants wages for the Chiefs ... ... 6 : Eup 3 : & : Mensem. 

for the Seconds ... ... ... 4: 

for the thirds ... ... ... 3 : 

Charges Generall keeper ... ... ... 2 : at Cassumbaz : only. 

a Pallankeen for the Chief. 
3 : Horses not to be lent out but by the Chiefs. 
H : Grurrialls. 
one Cooke and a Mate, 
two Mussallehes. 
for Barbar 2 : Rupees a Month. 
for washing what it costs for all the ffactory. 
Noe Dogkeeper nor Dogs at the Companys charge. 

Noe Candle nor Beetle to be allowed as hath been used under the denomina- 
tion of Settlement charges. 
Candles are allowed only to the Chiefs and to those of the Couneell in the 

Respective ffaetorys, to the Chaplaine and to the Chyrurgeon. 
Lamps are allowed to every Chamber. 

TOing" Hem °" ^ oe Chief of a Subordinate ffactory is to remove from thence to any other 

ffactory without leave first had from the Chief and Couneell of the Bay under the 
penaltys which the Hono ble : Company have apointed, and when any Chief does 
Remove from the ffactory he shall first see that the y : Bookes of Acco tts : be 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 165 

— : HUGLY, DECEMBER 1679. [12™] 

brought up to the Day, that the Remaines of the "Warehouse and other Acco M ' : doe 
agree with the Bookes, and the Eest of Cash he is to deliver up to the Second and 
third and if these things be not done, he is not to Remove (neither the Chief of Hugly, 
nor of a Subordinate ffaetory notwithstanding the license from the Chief and Councell 
of the Bay) upon paine of being suspended the Hono ble : Companys service ; and 
when upon the Rernovall of a Chief to another ffaetory there is occasion of leaving 
orders in the business of the ffaetory, the said Orders and Directions shall be made in 
Consultation, and not of the Chiefs single authority. 

The Chief and Councell at Hugly must apoint the Investments to each ffaetory to order. 
and sunie up the whole together in one Consultation every yeare that it may apear inveatmtsr 
how and where the severall goods are to be provided which the Hono ble : Company 
doe enorder. 

The price of all goods provided for the Hono ble : Company shall be agreed upon to contract 
by Musters and the goods sorted by those Musters, and in such ffaetory where there up<m u8 M * 
is noe Mony to give out upon Dadanee or Imprest upon goods, there y e : Chief and 
Councell shall take care to agree with the Marchants for such goods (or some part of 
them) as the Hon ble : Company require, in the Months of February, March or Aprill, 
and that the Mony shall be paid upon bringing in the goods in September or October 
following. 

And in reguard the Companys Treasure is long time converting into Currant 
Mony, soe that they are at the charge of Interest for Mony taken up to carry on their 
Investments therefore 'tis thought fit and ordered to be observed in all the ffactorys, 
That upon all Peet or Currant Rupees w oh : shall be paid to the Marchants upon the n „ . Hent 
Investments on Dadanee or afterward, they shall allow 1 ^ ^ : Oent upon Sicca Rup s : abatemt : on 
never less then 2 : & : O* : and as much more as the Batta shall hereafter Rise above Mony paid ' 
one & : Oent, and upon Gold Moors two annas and a halfe a peece more then the 
Bazar Rate. 

"Whereas there is a Contract made by the Agent and Councell with Chittermullsaw 
at Cassumbazar for all the Silver and '*old which shall be sent to be sold in that ffae- 
tory, and there is a Contract made with Chimchamsaw and (Jhintamundsaw at Balla- 
sore by the Agent & Councell that they shall be paid the full Mony for that 
Investment in Treasure one Month after the arivall of the English Ships, but at noe 
certaine Hate for the treasure, therefore it is to be observed _ that the Ryalls Eight Rate of 
must be paid to Chimchamsaw &c a : at Ballasore not under 212: Rup 3 : ^ : Oent: ^TofpLtoU* 
Ryalls 8 r : and the Gold Pistolls not under two annas & : Tola above the Bazar Rate at Ballasore. 
for Gold Mohurs, and they allowing that rate the ]_£ & Oent. upon Mony paid on the 
Investment is not to be charged to them, in respect it will require a Months time or 
more to convert the Treasure into Mony. 

And notwithstanding the agreement with Chittermullsaw, it will be convenient Treasure to 
to try what more can be made of the Treasure in other ffactorys, as at Pattana, and °* berffaot °- 
at Maulda when that ffaetory is settled, being near y e : Mint at Hajamaul. 

There being sometimes difference of one or two & : Oent between the Mony of Batta on 
Cassumbazar, Hugly and Ballasore care is to be taken in Remiting Mony by exchange i ° ny ' 
or in Spetie, and allsoe in payments in spetie, to allow the Company the Batta that 
shall arise thereby in every one of y 1 ' : Factorys. 

And it is to be observed, to keep the Companys old Marchants Imployed in m Mar- 
providing their goods, soe long as they doe well, that the Hono ble : Comp" : may upon ° n a»t«. 
enquiry be satisfied in their dealings, therefore noe old Marchant shall be put out of 
Imployment, nor any new Man Imployed without order in Consultation, and the 
Reasons exprest therein for soe doeing, But if any old Marchant faile of bringing in 
his goeds in time, or not according to Muster, he ought to be discharged. 

And the Marchants Acco U3 - must be adjusted once a yeare without faile. Marchants 



166 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[ 12 th.] HUG LY, DECEMBER 1679. 

Old Servants. The like is to be observed in the house Servants espetially the Vaekeels, Banians 

and Writers, that none of them be turned off or removed, nor new ones taken in with- 
out order of Couneell signifying the reason for the discharge, it being observed to be 
of bad consequence to turne off old Servants. 

And the Vaekeels, Banians, Mutsuddys, Tagadgeers and Podars shall from this 
time forward, be allowed noe monthly -wages, but they shall be Content with the 
Dustoore of a quarter of an auna upon a Rupee, w ch - : the Marchants doe allow them, 
and they are not to take nor the Marchants to allow any thing more upon paine of 
being discharged the Imployment both the payer and the Receiver, and y e : said Dus- 
toore Mony shall be Divided by the Chief and Couneell of the Respective ffactorys to 
the said House Banians, Writers, Podars, Tagadgeers and Vaekeels if they doe not 
agree it amongst themselves, Except at Dacca where there being occasion of great 
Expence for a Vackeel the Chief Vackeele there shall be allowed what the Chief & 
Couneell of the Bay shall judge convenient, in case the Dustoore Mony on that Invest- 
ment be not sufficient for his maintenance. 



Dustoore to 
pay wages. 



"Vacheel at 
Dacca. 



Saltpetre. 



goods t( 
eent to 
Hugly. 



OrderB for 

Civill 

government. 



Places and 
Imp 

eettlt 



iploymenti 



The6e Orders 
to be sent to 
the eub-ttao- 
torj'B. 



& there 
Eegistered. 



The Saltpetre provided at Pattana is to be dryed before weighed off from the 
Marchants and not taken moist w th : allowance for it, and it is to be sent downe as it 
comes in by three or four boates laden at a time, and not all kept to the last, w oh> : 
hath proved very prejuditiall, the like is to be observed in sending the goods from 
other ffactorys, that all be not kept to the last, but sent away as soone as they are 
packed to prevent the ill consequences of a Stop or any loss of time upon the Dispatch 
of the Ships. 

The Packing Stuff is in all the ffactorys to be bought at the cheapest hand with 
the Companys Mony, the Acco" : thereof to be kept as apointed in the orders of the 
3 d : November i676 : and neither the Warehouse keepers nor any other is to have any 
advantage thereby. 

The Ticketts put into the Bales by the Warehouse keepers are to be Attested 
by such Persons as are in the ffactorys that can be spared to see that the quantity 
therein packed be according to the Tickett. 

The Sloopes and Vessells which bring up the Treasure from the Ships are to be 
ordered not to saile in the River in the night time when there is Treasure aboard 
of them. 

It being necessary to settle and apoint orders for the Civill Government of the 
ffactorys, a Paper of orders such as are made at the ffort to be observed by Persons 
in Civill Imployments there, is now with some alterations agreed upon as entered here 
under, and ordered to be observed in all the ffactorys in the Bay under the paines & 
penalty's therein expressed, which orders signed by the Agent and Couneell are to fte 
sent to the Respective ffactorys, entered in the Consultation bookes, and affixed up in 
the Offices there and in the Chapell here. 

The Places Stations and Imployments of all the Hono ble - : Companys Servants in 
the severall ffactorys in the Bay being debated is agreed upon and ordered as in the 
list to be entered hereunder, & every Person that is not now in the Imployment as is 
therein apointed is to be ordered to remove and take charge of the same Imediately 
after the departure of the Ships and within the Month of January next. 

These Regulations and orders are to be copyed and sent to the Respective 
ffactorys for their punctuall observation, and complyance therewith, and it is to be 
observed that these orders are not intended to invalidate those Regulations made at 
Cassum bazar in November 1676: otherwise then as is expressed herein, And these 
orders (with those made at Cassumbazar 1676 : if not already done) are to be entered 
in the Diary s of the Respective Factory s. 

Steeynsham Masiee. 
Matt" : Vincent. 
John Nicks Secret ry : Rjchakd Mohun. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 



167 



HUGLT, DECEMBER 1679. [12™-] 

A List of the Hon bi - e : Comp as : servants in the Bay of Bengale apointi:d and a Liflto{the 

OBDEEED BY THE AGENT & CoUNCRLL TO THE PLACES AND IMPLOYMENTS AS IS HERE- Honoble : 
UNDERMENTIONED. S35T 

Ned by the 



l Bt : M r : t Matthias Vincent Chief of the Bay at Hugly 

came out a ffactor at 20 u : ty : annum his 

Sallary made 35" : |» an : 1668. 
2 : M r : Job Charnock Second at Hugly arived in 
India 1656: entertained in ye : Coinp as : Service 

,30 th : Septemb r : 1658 : at 20 lT : f> : annum. 
3 d : M r : Edward Littleton Chief of Cassumbazar 

came out a ffactor at 2b 11 : V '■ anfi : 
4 th : M r : Samuell 11 ervy Chief at Dacca came out 

a Factor at 25 11 : ty : annum. 
5 : M r : George Peacock Chief of Pattana came out 

a writer at 10 11 • & : annum. 
6 : M r : Fitche Nedham Chief of Maulda came out 

to the Agency of Bantam for Japan 1672 : a 

ffactor at 20 Tl : f- : annum. 

7 : M r : John Byam Chief at Ballasore came out a 

Writer at i0" : V • annum. 

8 : M r : John Evance Chaplain e came out for the 

Bay. 

9 : M r : John Thomas third at Hugly came out an 

Apprentice at 5 n : f* : annum. 

10 : M r : Francis Ellis fourth at Hugly came out a 

Writer at iO" : V : annum. 

11 : M r : Robert Dowglass Chyrurgeon came out in 

the Eagle and changed place for the Bay. 

12 : Eichard Trenchfield Second at Maulda came out 

a Writer at 1.0" : f* : anS 

13 : John Scattergood Second at Ballasore came out 

a "Writer at 10 11 : V • annum. 
14 th : Jeremy Peachy Second at Pattana came out a 

Writer at i0 Tl : V : annum. 
"15 : Allen Catchpole 2 d : at Cassumbaz' : came out 
a Writer at I0 n : ^ : anfi : 

16 : John Pownsett 2 d : at Dacca came out a Writer 

to the Presidency of Surratt at lOn : ty : 
Annum. 

17 : Thomas Bromley 3 d : at Balasore came out an 

Apprentice arived. 

18 : Charles Eyres 3 d : at Dacca arived 

19 : Jonathan Prickman 3 d : at Maulda arived 

20 : Samuell Meverell 3 d : at Pattana arived 

21 : John Threder 3 d : at Cassumbazar arived 

22 : Samuell Anthony Charges G-ra 11 : at Cassum- 
bazar, arived. 

23 : Mathew Sheppavd Secretary at Hugly, arived. 

24 : Eobert Shermar Steward at Hugly, arived 

25 : James Sowdon at Hugly in the office, arived ... 

26 : Charles Cross at Hugly under the Second, arived. 
27 : Thomas Hill at Cassumbazar in the office, 

arived. 
28 : John Haines at Cassumbazar in the Office, 

arived. 
29 : William Jolland at Hugly in y e : Office, arived. 



Arivall in India. 


Present Degree. 


Present 
Salary. 


August 1 st : 
1662 : 


Senior Merch*: 
i670: 


lT 

40 : 


Septem' : 30 th : 
i658 : 


Senior Merch* : 
1666 : 


40: 


July 18 th : i67i : 


Senior March* : 

i6:9: 


40: 


Aug st . 15 th. 

i67i: 

Sepf:8 fh :i668: 


Senior March* : 

i679: 
Senior March* : 

1679: 


40: 
40: 


1672: 


Merch* ; 1677 : 


30: 


Aug 8 *: 19 th : 


Merch*: i079 : 


30: 


1671: 
June 23 th : i67H : 


Chaplaine : 


100: 


Sept 1 : 10 th : 
1608 : 


Merch*: i6 79: 


30: 


June 23 th : 1672 : 


Factor 1677. 


20: 


Decern': i676 : 


Chyrurg : 


36: 


Jane 23 th : 1672: 


Factor i677 : 


20: 


June 26 th : i673: 


Factor i678 : 


20: 


June 27 th : i673: 


Factor 1678 : 


20: 


June 27 th : i673 : 


Factor i678: 


20: 


June 27 th :i673. 


Factor i678 : 


20: 


July 14 th : 1671. 


Factor 1679 : 


20: 


June 28 th : 1675 
June 28««: i675: 
June 23 th : 1675: 
June 24 th : i675: 


Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 


i0; 
i0: 
i0: 
i0: 


June24«': 1675: 


Writer 


10: 


June 28 th : 1675: 
June 23 th : i678: 
July 2 d : i678 : 
July 2 d ; i678 : 
July 2 d : 1678: 


Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 


10: 
i0: 
i0: 
i0: 
i0: 


June 23 th ; i678: 


Writer 


10: 


July 2 d ; 1678: 


Writer 


10: 



168 Records of Fort St. George. 



[ 12 th.] HUGLY, DECEMBER 1679. 

/^TheN Orders made by us the Agent & : Councell for affairs of the Hono ble : English 

( B °* bl * a i East India Comp" : upon the Coast of Chormandell and in the Bay of Bengale (for 

\seaie > / advancing the Glory of God upholding the Honour of the English Nation and the 

preventing of Disorders) to be observed by all Persons Imployed in the said Hono ble : 

Companys Service in the Factorys in the Bay of Bengale. 

Orders for For as much as by Persons of all professions the name of God ought to be hallowed, 

ment! 8 ° vern " his service attended upon, and his blessing upon our endeavours sought by dayly 

Prayers, as the quality therefore of our Place and Imployment requires, and in 

discharge of our duty both to God and Man. First we doe Christianly admonish every 

one Imployed in the Service of the Hono bIe : English East India Company to abandon 

Lying, Swearing, Curseing, Drunkenness, Uncleanness, Prophanation of the Lords 

Day, and all other Sinfull practices, and not to be out of the House or from their 

Lodgings late at night, nor absent from or neglect Morning or Evening Prayers, or 

doe any other thing to the dishonour of Almighty God, the corruption of good 

manners or against the peace of the government, but if any will not hear us 

admonishing them we doe (by virtue of the power derived to us from the Hono ble : 

the Govern 1 " : and Comp a : of Marchants of London tradeing into the East Indies, and 

by authority of the Kings Majestys Royall Charter to them granted) order and 

apoint that whosoever shall be found guilty of the following offences shall undergoe 

the penaltys hereunto annexed. 

1 st : Whosoever shall remaine out of the House all Night (without license from 
the Chief) or be found absent at the time of shuting the gates after 9 : at Night 
(without a reasonable excuse) shall pay tenn Rupees to the use of y e : Poore or sett 
one whole day publikely in the Stocks. 

2 d : Whosoever shall profaine the name of God by swearing or Cursing, he shall 
pay twelve pence to the use of y e : Poore for every Oath or Curse, and in case of non- 
payment after demand the said sume shall be levyed by distress, & in defect of such 
distress the offender shall set in the Stocks three Hours. 

3 : Whosover shall be guilty of Lying shall pay twelve Pence for the poore for 
every such offence. 

4 th : Whosoever shall apeare to be Drunke shall pay five shillings for the use of 
the Poore for every offence and in case of non payment after demand, the said sume 
shall be levied by distress, and in defect of such distress the offender shall sett in the 
Stocks 6 : Houres: 

5 : Whosoever Protestant that lodge3 within the house (whither actually in the 
Hon ble : Companys service or not) that shall be absent from the Publike Prayers 
Morning or Kvening on the Week days (without a lawfull excuse) shall pay twelve 
Pence for the Poore or be confin'd one whole weeke within the house for every such 
default, and whatsoever Christian in the Hono ble : Companys Service shall be absent 
from the publike prayers Morning or Evening on the Lords Day (without a lawfull 
excuse) shall pay^ twelve pence for the Poore for every such default, and in case of 
non payment after demand, said sume shall be levyed by distress and sale of the 
offenders goods, and in default of such distress the offender shall suffer imprisonment 
untill payment of said sume soe forfeited by law. 

6 : If any of these penaltys will not be reclaimed from these vices, or if any shall 
be found guilty of Adultery, Fornication, Uncleanness or any such Crime or shall 
disturb the peace of the ffactory^, by quarrelling or fighting and will not be reclaimed, 
he or they shall be sent to ffort S* : George there to receive condigne punishment. 

7 : These Orders shall be read publikely to the ffactory twice in the yeare, that 
is upon the Sunday next after Christmas Day, and upon the Sunday next after 
Midsummer day in the forenoone after Divine Service, that none may pretend 
ignorance thereof, and all Persons concerned therein are hereby stricktly charged 
and commanded to give due observance and not to act contrary to the same 
upon paine of undergoeing the penaltys apointed and suffering further displeasure, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 169 

HUGLY, DECEMBER 1679. [12"*.] 

In confirmation whereof we have hereunto set our hands and the Hono ble : Comp a3 : 
Seale the i2 th : Day of December Anno Domini i679 : and in the one and thirtieth 
yeare of the Eaigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of 
God King of England, Scotland, France & Ireland Defender of the Faith &c a : 

One of the ffaetors or "Writers shall be Streynsham Master. 

Monthly apointed by the Kespective Matthias Vincent. 

Chiefs to Note and collect the forfeitures Richard Mohun. 

and to pay the same to the Chief who is 

every yeare to send it, to the Chief &c a : 

at Hugly, and they are to remit the whole 

Collections every yeare to the Agent &c a , 

at the ffort there to be paid to the over- 
seers of the poore. 

John Nicks Secrets- 
Received Letters from Ballasore Dated the 6 th : with the Diary and Acco*' : lettere from 
Cash for October and November ad viseing that the Investment was near concluded with their 
but they were in want of Mony to pay for it and awaited orders for shiping off the °^ an c a8h 

A Letter was written to Ballasore in answear to theirs, ordering them to draw a Letter sent 
Exe° : on Hugly to supply their want of mony, and to finish the Investment, to lade to a a80re ' 
the goods proportionably on the Ships and send up the Invoices. 



At a Consultation. Saturday 

the 13™ : 
Present 

Streynsham Master Esq R : Agent 
M B : Matthias Vincent M r : Richard Mohun. 

It is ordered that the Consultations of 26 th : September & 28 th : Aprill last Consultations 
signed and now delivered to M r : Vincent be delivered to the Chief &c a : apointed for ing^f gulat " 
the ffactory at Maulda to be observed there for the Regulateing of Private Trade & ? riT .^ te ^ rade 
Registering of all Dusticks ; That the Musters ordered to be reserved at Cassum- Musters to' 
bazar of the goods provided this yeare by Jeehund at Maulda be alsoe delivered to Maulda - 
them to enquire into the price, if any abuse hath been done therein, that Musters of 
the Cloth bought at Dacca this yeare be alsoe sent to Maulda, and that in building Building 
the house at Maulda directions be given to make choice of an open place and high there - 
ground well scituated upon or near the River, and to build all of Brick. 

It is ordered that there be 600 : pes of Arundee & 4 : Bales of Arunde Yarne 600 : pes 
provided by Maulda ffactory to send home the next yeare viz* : — Arunde 

400 : pes : of ±5 yards long i : yard broad. 

200 : pes: to be made of double twisted thread for saile. 

Cloth of i5 : yards long and halfe Ell broad. 

And in reguard the same goods which are provided at Dacca may be provided Daoca 
cheaper at Maulda by reason of the Dutys of the Citty of Dacca, It is thought fit Retrenched. 
that more goods be provided at Maulda, and noe more at Dacca then what cannot be 
provided else where. 

It is ordered that the Hono ble : Comp as : three Sloopes be laden with Saltpetre sioopes to 
some Timbers and such goods as may be left behind by the ships and sent up to the |°^ t0 the 
ffort with the same as soone as can be after the ships this Monsoon. 

There being two Chests of Currall N°: ii : i2 : that came downe upon the [Curraiito] 
George by some mistake, 'tis ordered that the said two Chests be reladen upon the L the ]f°rt 
same ship againe and Returned to the ffort. 

D. & c. 1679-80-43 



170 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[IS**-] 

Mr : Bugdene 
Accott : 
cleared. 



-EUGLY, DECEMBER 1679, 



M r : Bugden pretending want of Mony to clear his Acco u : in the Companys 
Bookes, and offering a bill of Moorterams and some goods he had provided for 
England, It is thought fitt to accept thereof, & to cleare his Acco tt : Viz* : 
400 : pes : gurberrees 20 : eoveds long 2 : broad 

214 : pes head at Eup e 1:14^: peece ... 40i : 04 

i«6 : pes : belly at 1 : j.2 325:08 

Moorterams Bill w ch : he promises to Pay at Ballas 6, 270 

Paid into Cash here to even the Acco"- ... ... 32 : 01 : — 



.} 



726 : 12 : 00 



The Ballanee of his Acco" 



Eup 8 



1,028 : 13 : 00 



leave for him 
to stay in the 
Bay. 



George 



Eiehd : 

Mosely. 



David Story. 



Martin 
Obryan. 



Shasta 
Ckaun to be 
presented. 



Melliek 
CoBsum to he 
presented. 



A letter to 
Mr: 

Charnoek. 
Ships to he 
Dispatched. 



And he desiring to have leave to stay in the Bay untill next yeare to get in his 
Estate abroad it was granted he giving a Bond in 200 : pag 08 : to bring his Wife and 
live as an Inhabitant at Madraspatnam the next yeare. 

The ffreemen were all summon'd before the Agent and Councell and required 
to Eepair to Madrass according to the Companys orders to w ch : they answeared, and 
it was condescended to, as followeth. 

John Holliwell who came this yeare from Bantam offered to give Bond of 200 : 
Pag os : to come and live as an Inhabitant of Madrasp : the next yeare w ch : was accep- 
ted and a Pass granted him as an Inhabitant under the Hono ble : Comp as governm' : 

Daniell Eoberts offered to give Bond to come to Madrass or to enter into the 
Companys service as a Pilott for the Eiver Ganges when he should be required, and 
there being want of Pilots for the Eiver it was accepted and a Pass granted. 

George Scot promised to give Bond to come to Madrass next yeare, or to enter 
into the Companys Service as a Pilot for the River Ganges when he should be 
required, which was accepted and a Pass granted him. 

Eichard Moseley hath allready entered into [Bond] [o few words lost] to 
Madrass : when he shall be required, and he desireing [to take] license to keepe a 
house of entertainment w oh : is wanting here for the ships people, it was granted, 
he paying 30 : Eup s : to the Companys Cash for the same for one years time, and 
a Pass granted him as an Inhabitant of Madrass : 

David Story promised to comply with his Bond given last yeare, and to bring 
his Wife up to Madrass by some ship this yeare. 

Martin Obryan whose Wife is at Metchlep a : promised to give Bond to bring his 
Wife and live as an Inhabitant at Madrass : by next yeare upon w eh : a Pass was 
granted him. 

In reguard Shasta Ckaun is comeing downe to the government of these Provin- 
ces, and 'tis absolutely necessary to present him as accustomary at his entrance into 
the government, it is left to the Chief and Councell of the Bay to make up the said 
Present and to present it as shall seeme best upon his aproach. 

Melliek Cossum departing hence that day the Agent arived from Cassumbazar to 
meet Shasta Ckauns Son, left a Memorandum for the present he expected upon the 
Agents comeing, therefore 'tis thought fit to leave it to the Chief and Councell here 
to present him to the vallue of about 500 : Eupees as he shall be in Imployment able 
to serve or disserve us. 

A Letter ordering M r : Charnoek to deliver over the charge of Pattana Factory to 
M r : Peacock was read and passed. 

The Dispatch of the ships being taken into consideration, upon reading the 54 th : 
Section of the Hono ble : Comp as : Letter to the Agent and Councell of 12 th : December 
i677 : It is ordered that the Golden Fleece and the George be dispatched the first 
Ships and that the Success being the last Ship be detained to carry up the remainder 
of the goods without touching at Metchlepatam, and that she be detained noe longer 
then is absolutely necessary for the Companys Service. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 171 



HUGLY, DECEMBER 1679. [13 th -] 

M r : Edward Eeade desireing to take his passage home upon the George, and to w-. Reade 
have allowance for fresh provisions for his homeward voyage, It is ordered that 200 : | e "' e *° e on 
Kup s> be paid him being in [a few words lost] Senior Merchant for Provisions and that the George's 
[an] [a few words lost] Cap' : Earning to receive him and his family aboard his ship fo r °f r ^h P ' = 
George as Passengers for England. Provisions. 

Streynsham Master. 
Maii s : Vincent. 
John Nicks Secre try : Richard Mohun. 

M*: Job Charnock. 

You have not done well in absenting your Selfe as you have done, your excuse of pretence for 
staying soe long this yeare at Pattana to cleare the Petre or the Warehouse or [deliver] ^^hoide 6 
[a word or two lost] up the Remames holds not good, for you have had for several not good. 
Months notice of your removall, and were possitively ordered to be at Cassumbazar by a 
day sett, which you ought to have complyed with, and if any damage had accrued there- 
by, you had not been to blame for following the [a word or two lost] it lay under our 
care to provide for that ; the business [of] Cassumbazar ffactory being the greatest ought to have 
concerne of the Hono bIe : Comp as : in these parts, the Agent went thither \a word or c °™t t ° Ca8 ' 
two lost] severall things, at the doeing of which it was necessary [a word or two lost he] 
should have been present, but you not comeing as enordered, and it being unfit to leave 
that place without a Man of experience to manage soe great a concerne ; M r : Edward 
Eeade returning for England this yeare, and the Hono bIe : Comp a : designeing you to 
succeed Chief in the Bay we have now apointed and ordered you to be Second [at] apointed 
Hugly, where you will understand the whole business of the Bay, and be the more Hu°iy. at 
fit to manage it [a word or two lost) shall be ordered to undertake it, it is allsoe the 
[Hon'ble Comp as ] Rule for the Second in the Bay to be second at Hugly. Therefore & t ? h de i iver 
if you have not delivered up the Remaines this shall come to your hands, we doe upon maines. 
Receipt enorder you to deliver up all the Remaines of [a line lost] of Acco ,ts : &c a : | °°o t e t 80 ^. ca . 
[half a line lost] Hon b,e : Comp as : affairs unto M r : George [half a line lost] have apoint- to m 1 " George 
ed and doe hereby apoint to be Chief of the ffactory at Pattana and Singee, Jeremy Peaeoek - 
Peachy to be Second and Samuell Meverell to be third, and they are to examine 
and see that the Remaines and Debts doe agree with the Bookes of Aeco tts :, we oompiyance 
desire and expect your ready oompiyance herewith, that you may be downe to take ex P eoted - 
charge of the business of Second here some time within the next Month of January 
w ch : is the needfull at present from 

Tour loving friends 

Streynsham Master, 
Hugly Matthias Vincent. 

Decemb r : i3 th : i679. Richard Mohun. 

Received Letters from Cassumbazar, Pattana & Dacca, in the Letter from [Letters] from 
Pattana Dated 26 th : Novemb r : M r : Charnock advices that he is coming away and ^Xn?™' 
hopes that 2 : or 3 : days late arivall below will not create a dispute whether he can [Dacca] 
be settled in Cassumbazar or not ; that the 100 Mds Lead delivered Cocklett and en- 
tered in Hugly Bookes Q : at iOOO : Rup 8 : he had sold for Rup s : 952 : ±2 : 00 : and 
allowed it in Pattana Bookes V : whereupon the Bookes being examin'd 'twas found [Con] tents of 
to be charged againe in Hugly Bookes V : in Rup s : 952 : 12 and therefore the first from Patttna 
iOJO: Rup s :, ordered to be wrott off by Proffitt and Loss in Hugly Bookes X: w ch : 
was done accordingly. 

With the Cassumbazar letter dated the 9 th : instant came their Diary and Acco** : [contents] of 
Cash for November and advices, that they wrott the 6 th : with the Invoice of goods }rom? oofees 
sent downe, w ch : being not yet come to band a letter was Imediately Dispatched ad- Cassumbazar 
viseing thereof, and desireing them to send another Invoice, alsoe they advise that a^ow] e " 
the Saltpetre was near Rajamaul, and by this time must be there, and that [a few Cssh - 
words lost] all hands imployed in the Dispatch of the goods w cl1 : should be sent away 
as fast as packed. 



172 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[13™-] 



ye : Contents 
of the letter 
from Daooa 
with their 
Diary and 
Acoott : Cash. 



■HUGLY, DECEMBER 1679, 



Sunday 
the 14 t h : 
Orders for 
Civil! 

Government 
read. 

MuNDAY 
the 15 th : 

Alle Nucky 
sent to give 
the Duvoy : to 
the Agent 
upon Shabas 
Ckauns pre- 
tence. 

he offers to 
visit the 
Agent. 



a letter from 
Dacca with 
their Diary & 



The Dacca Letter Dated the 3 d : Instant was aecompanyed w th : their Diary and 
Acco" : Cash for October and November, and an answear to the Notes upon their 
Bookes W : they advise that y e : sumes not entered in last Bookes will be entered in 
this years that the charges of the ffactory are entered in their Invoices upon the 
goods, That the Gold was sold as by their Diary w ch : was at 12 : Rup 8 : ^ : Tola,, 
and the Essays at Rup': i5 T \ ty : toala the Copper was laden to be returned to 
Cassumbazar, and y e : Lead, Tyn and Tuttynague they were selling there, Musters 
were packt apart, the Remaines delivered to Rich d : Trenchfield and John Pownsett 
and directions left in Consultation during S : Hervys absence ; That the Investment 
packed in 77 : Chests of goods was laden on boates y 6 : i8 lh : last Month but could 
not proceed without the Duans Dustick which he had refused to give untill the 2 d : 
Instant It is to be noted that they never advised of any such stop nor wrott a letter 
from Dacca from the 7 th : November to the 3 d : December. 

The orders for the Civill government of the ffactorys were read to the ffactory 
after Divine Service. 



Alle Nucky the Govem r : of Hugly for the Prince sent two Men to the ffactory to 
give the Duvoy to the Agent that he should not goe away, upon pretence that one 
Shabas Ckaun had made complaint that he was imprisoned at Madrasspatam for steal- 
ing i700 : Rup 8 : from his kinsman, and his Camells, Horses, Slaves and 140 : Pag os : 
in Mony taken from him, but himselfe had escaped and now demanded Justice to be 
done him here, upon this story Alle Nucky detained the Vackeels, and besides he had 
sent, for all the Companys Marchants and demanded Mony of them to make up what 
he said the Revenue of the Towne had fallen short, and all this was to gett another 
[a few words lostl the Agent before he went off upon which \a few words los goffered 
by the Marchants to come and [a few words lost] a visit, to which the Agent returned 
answear that he would not see him here, but if he would accompany him as far as the 
Ships he would there give him something and send him back againe. 

Received a letter from Dacca signed by Richard Trenchfield and John Pownsett 
dated the 8 th : Instant with two Copys of their Dairy and Invoice of 85 : Chests Cloth 



16 th : 

A letter from 
CaBSumhazar. 
advise the 
Petre boates 
cleared. 

Mr : Hervy 
arived with 
the Dacca 



ye : Agent 
&ca: left 
Hugly. 
takeing leave 
of the Dutch 
was treated by 



[Marginal 



Instant. 

Received a Letter from Cassumbazar dated the 12 th : Ins 4 : advising that the Petre 
Boates were cleared from Rojamaul and one of them tooke fire in the way comeing 
downe wherein about 1000 : Maunds was burnt. 

At Noone M r : Samuell Hervy arived, and the Boates with the Dacca goods, and 
he gave Acco" : that two days since he left severall of the Petre boates on their way 
hither. 

About 3 : aftemoone the Agent &c a : left Hugly and Imbarqued on the Budgeros, 
calling at the Dutch house to take leave of them, the Directore &c a : aecompanyed us 
to the Dutch garden and there gave us a handsome treat and fired guns on the shoare 
and in their Ships at our reimbarquing at their ffactory ; about 10 : in the night we 
tooke leave, the Agent with his Company goeing downe the River and the Dutch 
Directore with M r : Vincent &c a : returning to Hugly. 

The Dutch Directore at parting gave the Agent a List of 17 : Mens names that 
were run away from their Ships w ch : he said were aboard of the Englsih Ships and 
desired might be returned to him, for he had order from Battavia to Protest if they 
were not, the Agent on the other side demanded of him why he did not doe him 
justice for the Man that was murthered at Hugly. All the Dutch Ships were 
departed y e : Bay except two w ch : lay at Hugly bound to Batavia. 

The business at Hugly we left thus, There was about 4000 : baggs of Peter bought 
there (in the receiving of w eh : there was many delays and much trouble and Villany 
practiced by the Mogull Marchants who sold it) of which 2580 baggs was laden upon; 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 173 

HUGLY, DECEMBER 1679. [J 6™-] 

the Ganges, the Lilly, the Bengale Marchant and the Rosa Marina, and the rest was 
lading upon Porgo's and Bora's, 2400 : Baggs was apointed for the George, as much to 
the Golden Fleece as with what she had allready aboard would make up 2400 : baggs, 
and the Rest for the Success, the 15 th : the Lilly and the Ganges with said lading, and 
some peece goods and the Agents &o a : Lumber were sent away, The Bengale Merchant 
and y e : Rosa Marina beside the Petre were laden with what Raw Silke and peece 
goods they could take in which was all that was then in Hugly except some Bales of 
Romalls and y e : Dacca goods lately arived, and were to saile this night, y* : Bora's and 
Porgoes with the rest of the Petre were to follow in a day or two at farthest. 

In the Morning before day we overt ooke the Ganges at Barnagur, met the Ari- 17 : 
vail at Tannah having buen 7 : days from Ballasore Road, and the Lilly we passed by Qange^met = 
this night at Tumbalee. the Arivaii & 

passed by the 
Lilly. 

We stayed in the Budgeras at Kedgeree and went into the River that leads to 19™ : 
Kendoa w ch : is a very secure deep River for the Ships to winter in but shallow at went into ye: 
y e : Entrance, and if one of them small Islands or Townes could be gott at Farme it RiTer Kendoa 
would much secure our Ships trade of provisions and prevent continuall clamours w th : 
the Country People and our Seamen ; This Night the Lilly came downe to Kedgeree. 

In the Morning we sailed out of the River by Ingerlee, & in the night gott near 20 : 
-over the Braces v e : wind contrary, ^ed out of 

J J the River. 

In the Morning the Agent tooke the Budgera upon the edge of the Braces and Sunday 
rowed for Ballasore Road, and was fairly iu sight of the Ships before sun sett, and the 21 : 
about 9 : at night got aboard of the Golden Fleece and sent a letter ashoare to g °" ah °Goiden 
M r : Byam Viz* : ^eoe- 



To M* : John Byam Chief fob the Hon ble : English 
East India Comp A9 : affairs in Ballasore. 

S r : 

I left Hugly on Tuesday Evening and came thence hither in the Budgera this to hasten off' 

night, I desire you to hasten off what formerly apointed for the ffort and for my ff rt with. ° 

voyage thither, and that your selfe may come aboard to me by this Boat, to give me provisions. 

aceo tt : of the affairs of the ffactory, and of the business of the 1000 : Rup 8 : with aboard 6 

Cowull, and the 4000 : Rup 8 : paid M r : Bagden ^ : Chimcham, its like my Company * nd &j ve ." 

may be expected ashoare, but I am not willing to spare soe much time the Monsoone the affairs of 

being far spent, w ch : is what offers at present from the ffaotor y- 

Ship Golden ffleece Your affectionate Servant 

Decemb r : 21 th : 1679 Streynsham Master. 

In the Morning the Lilly came into the Road, and after noone the Ganges, the 22 th : 

Lilly was delivered and sent into Ballasore River this day. SLngM oame 

into yv : 

M r : John Byam came off alsoe this afteruoone, and it was determined convenient Mr. John 

for the Agent to goe ashoare to Morrow Morning. B p m ™ m e 

The Agent &c :i : went ashoare in the Ships boate & about Noone arived at the 23 r « : 

ffactory in Ballasore, the Marehants meeting him by the River side but Merza the Agent 

Woolly the Deputy Governour to Mellick Cossuin neither mett him nor sent to ^howe 611 ' 
complement him. 

In the Evening Chimcham and Cowull were sent for & examined, Chimcham chimcham 

to the 4000: Rup 8 : charged as paid to M 1 ' : Bugden the 10 th : January 1677: for ^^| d . to 

which he said he could produce sufficient Testimonys, but M r : Bugden was fully Rups : 

satisfyed in it and acknowledged it before 50 : Men when he was downe here in October Mr^lVden 

d. & c. 1679-80—44 



174 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[23"-] 

Cowull 
charges 500 : 
Rups : to Mr : 
Clavell & 
600 Rups : 
to Mr: 
Bugden. 



ye : Mar- 
chants 
Aocotts : 
drawne out. 



due from 
them Rups 
10597 : 6 : 



Chimohara & 
Chintamnnd- 
saw make 
demands upon 
Mr: Edwards, 
they are 
reproved. 



outcry of Mr : 
Edwards his 
goods. 
24™: 

y e : house 
Banian & 
Vackeel to 
have not 
wages but 
y° : Dustoor. 
I. to y : 
Banian 
| to the 
Vackeel. 



y» : outcry 
made of 
Mr : Edwards 
his goods. 



BALLASORE, DECEMBER 1679. ; — 

last, Cowulls Acco" : was taken from him by M r : Byam some da yes since according 
to order from Hugly, and therein he owne9 the Eeceipt of 2700 : Eupees in ready 
Mony. and charges 50.0 : Eup s : which he paid M r : Clavell in goods and 500 : Eup s : in 
ready Mony to M r : Bugden, which mony paid to M r : Bugden there were severall 
Banians present that did wittness it and one that was M r : Bugdens Servant, soe that 
Cowulls Debt to the Company as he makes it is noe more then before. 

The Marcbants Acco tts : for this yeares business being by order drawne out by 
M r . Byam and Hurrychurne apeared as followeth. — 

RupS; Ans Pice. 

Paid the Marchants on this yeares Investm* : ... 89516 : 06 : 09 : 
Goods received from them amount to ... ... 78919: - - 



Eemaines due from the Marchants Eupees 10597 : 06 : 09 : 

Notwithstanding they had made such clamours for Mony that M r : Byam to satisfy 
them had often written very Importunately to Hugly for a supply. 

Chimcham and Chintamundsaw made great demands upon M r : Edwards 
producing Bills of his for Mony he owed them and were soe urgent and clamorous 
about it that 'twas necessary to reprove them and to tell them, That 'twas by their 
underhand dealing in supplying M 1 : Edwards with Mony to make up the Comp as : 
Cash at the Agents being here, that he was now above 8000 : Eupees out of Cash for 
which the Company must first be satisfied out of what he had left, whereupon they 
were silent finding nothing to say for themselves. 

It was resolved to make an outcry of M r : Edwards his goods to Morrow, all the 
Commanders and severall others being now ashoare here. 

Hurrychurne the House Banian demanding 25 : Eup 3 : & : Mensem wages as he 
formerly had beside the Dustoore, it was ordered that noe wages should be paid to 
him nor to the Vackeel but that they should be content with the usuall Dustoore of 
one anna upon i00 : Eup 8 : that is Eup 3 : i : 9 : annas ffi : Oent : w ch : the Marchants 
doe allow upon the whole Investment, and it was ordered that y e : said Dustoor 
Mony should be divided by the house Banian and the Vackeel, to the house Banian 
Hurrychurne f Parts of the whole, he to find all writers of Acc tts : ; to the Vackeel 
Moorte Earn -^ Part of the whole, he to find or pay the Persian writer. 

The Outcry or Publike Sale was made of M 1 : Edwards his goods w ch : lasted 
from Morning to Night, and there was much left unsold he having more lumber then 
any man has been knowne to have of his quality or standing, and there was Monys 
found scattered amongst his Papers and other things here and there a little in Silver 
and gold of severall Country s, w (h : made it evident that he was a careless and a 
vaine Man, the Sale of his goods this day amounted unto Eup s : 2049 : i5 : 00 
Silver, Mony and Plate ... ... ... 1492 : i4 : 09 

Gold covne Buttons &c" : ... ... ... 964 : i3 : 00 



Mr : Byam & 
Hurrychurne 
examin'd 
about the 
want of the 
Compos : 
Cash. 

Thursday 
the 25th; 

Merza Woolly 

■visited 

Agent. 



the 



Eup s : 4507 : 10 : 09 

Besides 4 : Horses, 4 : Chests Copper and many other things remaining to be 
sold, all which tis supposed will pay what he run out of the Company's Cash. 

M 1 : Byam and Hurrychurne were examined by r y e : Agent in presence of 
M 1 : Mohun and M" : Eeade about the want of the Companys Cash in M 1 : Edwards 
his hands, and it could not apeare otherwise then as before M 1 : Byam &c a : advised 
to Hugly, the Cash being made up by Mony borrowed when the Agent was here, and 
returned after he went hence to Hugly. 

In the Evening Merza Woolly the Deputy Governour of the Towne for Mellick 
Cossum came to the ffactory to give y e : Agent a visit, at which time he was very 
importunate for a horse of M 1 : Edwards his for Mellick Cossum, but he was told 
that it was intended a Present to the Nabob Shasta Ckaun, and therefore could not 
be spared, however he would needs have him brought to looke on, being an excellent 
fine Horse. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 175 

— BALLASORE, DECEMBER 1679. [25™:] 

The Marchants brought two parcells of Gold to y 9 : Agent, to returne as part of ye ; Marches : 
what they had received overplus upon the Investment, pretending that the Men to "eurne 2 
whose share these two parcells fell had brought in noe goods, and therefore they parceiisof 
returned the Gold sealed, but it was not accepted, they being to repay what they had nofaocep?^ 8 ' 
received overplus in Rupees. 

The Marchants intimating that Merza Woolly expected a Piscash, it was thought MeizaWooiiy 
fit not wholy to deny him, therefore M 1 ' : Byam was ordered to present him to the sen b ted Pre " 
vallue of about 250 : Rup s : in Broad Cloth &c a : and that the Buxy should have 
his usuall annuall Present he pretending to have received nothing for two yeares. 

M 1 : Joseph Hall and M' : Valentine Nurse, being at Ballasore and upon the Mr: Hail and 
Agents demand denying to give Bond to repair to Madrass : to live under the denytogive 
Companys government, M 1 : Byam was ordered That neither M' : Hall nor M r : Bond to re- 
Nurse nor any others that were not in the Hono ble : Conip" 3 : Service and had noe Madrass. 
Pass as Inhabitants under the Companys government should have any lodging or any 
other accomodation in the ffactory or otherwise favoured then is ordered in the Con- 
sultation at Hugly the 26*'' : September last. 

Mr : Byam was alsoe ordered to observe the orders about the Division of the Mr: Byam to 
Dustoor to the house Banian and the Vackeel as apointed the 24 th : Instant and to sfcnof the*^ 
pay them noe wages. Duatoore: 

And in reguard there was not leasure & oportunity to draw up these orders in Mr : Byam 
formall Consultations in writeing M' : Byam was ordered to make note of them in the of these n ° te 
Diary of the ffactory. orders in the 

* J Diary. 

Early in the Morning the Agent &e ;1 : left Ballasore and returned by land to the [26 th :] 
Eivers Mouth the Marchants accompanying him thither, where he tooke boat, & went ^MffT 
on board the Golden Fleece ariving there afternoone. Ballasore. 

The Bosa Marina arived last night we found now aboard of the George deliver- Tte Eosa 
ing her lading, upon her came M 1 : Hervy and M 1 ' : Bugden from Hugly. arivedVith 

Mr: Heryy 
& Mr : Bag- 
den. 

Letters were drawne up and alsoe the Dispatches for the Commanders of the Letters & 
Golden Fleece and the George as followeth.— Ke^up. 

To the Woep 11 : Matthias Vincent Chikf 
&c a : Counceli in Hugly. 



It pleased God to arive us here in safety the 21 th : & 22 th : Instant, the 23* : we ^ ve ^ re 
went ashoare to the ffactory at Ballasore, the 24 th : we caused a publike Sale to be ^Z™. 
made of M r : Edwards his goods, w ch : with Plate, Gold and odd peeces of Mony found made sale of 
too and fro amounts unto Pup' : 4507 : i0 : 9 and there is four horses and severall ££ : g0 ^ a wardB 
other goods yet remaining to be sold, w' h : we have ordered to be sent to Hugly for yt . . remaines 
you to make sale of there in regard we could not stay to doe it here the yeare being to i* sent to 
far spent, but we suppose there may be sufficient to make good y e : Hon ble : Companys b/soiSl.* 
Cash that was wanting at his decease. 

The same day we went ashoare we enquired into y e : Marchants Acco tts : and r : MaroMa : 
had tbem drawne out, upon w ch : it apeares that there is Rupees 10597: 06: 09: enquired into. 
that they have received more then the goods they have delivered doe amount unto, ^- ba g e . 9 
w ch : sume they are to repay, soe there is noe such urgent occasion for a supply of overplus. ' 
Mony here, as was advised by M r : Byam &c !U 



We have examined C'himcham about the 4000 : Rup* : paid- M' : Bugden the Chi. 



iCll.lll. 



10 th : Jan° : ib77 : and he undertakes to prove it if M r : Bugden stands in the H*™ the 

4(100: Rapi! 
paid Mr : 
Bugden. 



171 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[26th-] 

Cowull 
charges 600 : 
Rups : to 
Mr: Clavell 
and 600 : to 
Mr : Bugden. 



to receive it 
of Mr : 
Bugden & 
Mr : Clavell 8 
overseers, 
ye : Marchts : 
offer about 
providing 
Komalls. 



to hasten 
away the 
success with 
Invoices, 
Booties & 
Papers And 
List of £oods 
laden upon 
ffreight. 



— ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FFLEECE, DECEMBER 1679. 



denyall, allsoe we have examin'd Cowull about the 1000 . Rup 3 : not charged to his 
Acco** : in Ballasore, who ownes y e : receipt thereof, and charges 500 : Rup s : paid 
to M' : Bugden, and 500 : Rup 3 : paid to M 1 ' : Clavell w ch : alsoe hath not been 
entered to his Credit in the Ballasore Bookes, y e : 500 Rup s : paid to M r : Bugden 
his owne Servants doe Wittness being present at the payment and he does not deny it, 
for you will find it in both his Cash Bookes, in one where y° Cash has Credit i000 : 
'tis Debtor 500 : and in the other Booke 'tis Credited, only 500 Rupees, Therefore 
we doe order you to receive the said 500 : Rup 8 : of M 1 ' : Bugden, and to demand 
y e : other 500 Rup s : of M 1 ' : Clavells Overseers that this Acco** : may be cleared. 

The Marchants here have offered to provide Casharee Romalls at 5 : Rup s : ^ 
peece that last yearc were bought at 5| Rup s : and Rhadnagur Romalls they will 
undertake at 4£ Rup s : ^ peece w ch : cost Rup 8 : 4| this yeare, we desire you to 
consider of this offer and if it be cheaper then you can get them undertaken by 
others to imploy these. 

We intreat you to hasten away the Success and not to forget the Invoices, 
Bookes and Papers to be sent home and for the ffort, alsoe the list of goods laden 
hence upon Freight to the Coast, in the order for such goods to be rececf : aboard 
the ships you should mention the Freight paid w ch : is now omitted in the orders, we 
intend God willing to saile this night, and having not further to add we remain 



One of the Golden Fleeces Bills Lading 
we take with us, the other two are 
delivered to M 1 ' : Thredder. 

On board Ship Golden Fleece 
Decemb r : 26 th : 1679 : 



Your affectionate friends 

streynsham master. 
Richard Mohtjn. 



Mr ; Edwards 
his four 
horses to be 



sell at ye : 
Bazar price, 
and the rest 
send to 
Hugly upon 
ye : Lilly. 



M B : John Byam &c a : 

The four horses belonging to M 1 ' : Edwards Deceased you are to send to Hugly 
by land under charge of some carefull fellowes, the Dear and four Chests Copper 
you may sell at the Bazar price in Ballasore, and all the Rest of his things send up to 
Hugly upon the Lilly at her next goeing well packed and Sealed there to be sold, at 
Publike Sale, the inclosed pray forward as directed from 



Send the accompanying letters to Hugly 

^ Express. 
The 500: Rup 3 : w ch : Cowull paid to 

M 1 : Bugden he promises to pay to you 

as soone as he comes ashoare and is 

satisfyed about it. 

On board Ship Golden ffleece 
Decemb 1 ': 26 th : 1679: 



Your loving friends 



Streynsham Master. 
Richard Mohun. 



Cap 1 : John North. 
? t : John Upon Receipt hereof the Wind and Tide permiting we order you to set sayle with 

rt h h f DiB ' y our S*"P * ne Golden ffleece and shape your course for Narsapore Rivers Mouth, and 
°Bay! m there to come to Anchor to receive in such goods as shall be sent to you from the 

ffactory at Madapollam for Acco u : of the Hono ble : Comp a : and to follow such orders 

as you shall there receive for your further proceeding, we pray God to give you a 

good voyage and rest. 

On board Ship Golden Fleece Your loving friends 

in Ballasore Road Streynsham Master. 

Decemb 1 : 26 th : ±679 : Richard Mohtjn. 



Diary and, Consultation Book, 1679-80. 177 

ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FFLEECE, DECEMBER 1679. [26 th -] 

Car t : Nehemiah Earning. 

You having received on board your ship the George such goods as are laden on Capt : 
board the Bengale Marehant from Hugly and on board the Princess from Ballasore Karni^f 
for Acco tt : of the Hono bIe : Company, and signed bills Lading for all that you shall Dispatch 
have received in the Bay, we order yon to set sayle and shape your course for £rom the Bay " 
Narsapore Eivers Mouth and there to come to anchor to receive in such goods as 
shall be sent to you from Madapollam ffactory, and to follow such orders as you 
shall receive there for your further proceeding. 

If the Arivall Sloope shall come into the Road from Hugly with any goods for 
you before you set sayle you may stay to receive them in and to signe bills lading for 
them, we pray God to give you a good voyage & rest 

On board Ship Golden Fleece Your lovin S friends 

in Ballasore Road Streynsham Master. 

Decemb r : 26 th : 1679 : Richard Mohun. 

In the Morning before day breake the Golden ffleece weighed anchor, the Agent Saturday 
and those that came with him Returning upon her. ye : 27 th : 



Arivall 

ei 
Road. 
Order for ye : 



The Arivall comeinginto the Road at that instant, and bringing Acco" : that the 
Bengale Marehant was behind & would not be in the Road in a day or two, order was cameiuto the 
sent to John Threder that the George to make the quicker dispatch should take out 
the Petre in the Arivall and have soe much the less out of the Bengale Marehant. George"i 

/ take out ye : 

1'etre in the 
Arivall. 

Alsoe the Arivall brought word that part of the Pattana Petre Boates were Someofye: 
arived at Hugly, and some of them stopt. LfveVat 1 * 68 

Hngly. 

There hapned noe Storme at the breaking of the Monsoons in the Bay this yeare n°e storme at 
beside that of the II th : Septemb r : of theMon- 8 

We had foule weather the wind in the afternoone blowing a very fresh Sea January 

breese untill about midnight it came off shoare of a sudden and tooke us a[back] ye : p*> 

with vyolent Raine and lightning. This Storme did some damage in y e : Bay. foale weather - 

7th . 

In the Morning we came to anchor off of Ttfarsapore Hivers Mouth, having eameto 

anchored the last night that we might not overshoot our Port, a small Dutch Ship and ™<*or off of 

a Sloope passed by us bringing all their fl'actory from Pegu. L arsapore. 

By a Cattamaran reced : Letters from the ffactory at Madapollam the Copys Letters from 
whereof and the answear followeth. Madapollam. 

To thb Right Worp l1 : Streynsham Master Esa E : 
Agent and Governour &c a : Councell. 

' Right Worp 11 : S r : &e a : 

According to your order to us of the 7 th : August we have this day sent two 2Catiamar- 
Cattamarans to lye off at Sea near Narsapore Road to attend your arivall, with a Peon absent to 
to see they are not negligent, and have directed the Cattamaran Men to give information ships. ° r 1& ' 
where the Ship or Ships may best Anchor for the more ready receiving the Hono ble : 
Comp as : goods aboard, of which we have at this present ready in Ordinary Long 
Cloth, Ditto Sallampores, Long Cloth fine, Ditto Sallampores and Ginghams of 40 : 
Coveds Bales 62i : 

d. &c. 1679-60—45 



178 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[7th-] QN B0ABD smp GOLDEN FFLEEOJE, JANUARY 1679 •. 

Goods ready. ^^ e Cloth brought in by the March' 5 : to this day is Viz* : 

Long cloth Ordinary ... ... ... ... ..pes: I772i 

Sallampores Ordinary ... ... ... ... ... 9662 

Ginghams of 40 : Coveds ... 2843 

Long cloth fine 994 

Sallampores fine .. ... .... 2000 

Percullaes 2674 

Izzarees ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 600 

Dungarees 2962 



ready cured. 


Of which ready cured 




Long cloth Ordinary 
Sallampores Ordinary . 
Ginghams of 40 : coveds 




Long cloth fine ... 




Sallampores fine 
Percullaes 




Izzarees 


ready 
embaled. 


Whereof Embaled. 

Lone cloth Ordinary in L 



Sallampores Ordinary iu Bales 
Ginghams of 40 : coveds in Bales 
Long cloth fine in Bales 
Sallampores fine in Bales 







pes 


: 136X8: 




9187: 




1978: 




615: 




1840: 




1900: 




600: 


44i 


i3230 : 


88 


: 8800 : 


78 


1950: 


5 


200: 


9 


1350: 



621 



Ordinry : 
Long Cloth 
& Ginghams 
short. 



To Morrow we shall set to sorting the rest of the Cloth in the Godowue, and as 
fast as any quantity of Cloth comes in it shall be sorted and Baled. 

Our Marchants promise in a few dayes more they will bring in what Cloth 
Contracted for except Ordinary Long Cloth w ch : they doubt of complying with us in 
by 2 : or 300 : pes : and Ginghams of which they say they cannot procure more 
then 3000 : pes : We heartily pray for your Safe arivall & respectfully remaine 



Madapollam y e : 
Xber 1679 : 



Eight Worp 



&c a 



We have allsoe writt to the Com- 
manders to acquaint them the Catta- 
maran Men will give them notice where 
to anchor in case your Worp 11 : &c a : 
should not be aboard the first ship that 
arives here, enordering the Letter to 
be delivered to you if present. 



Your very humble Servants 

John Field. 

Hjcnry Croone Colborne. 

Samuell Wales. 



ye : goods in 
a readyness. 



To the Right Worp l1 : Streynsham Master Esa R : 
Agent and Governor &c A : Councell. 

Right Worp 11 : S r : &c a : 

The 1 st : Ult° : we sent out two Cattamarans to away[t] your and the Ships arivall, 
and then gave you an acco tt : of 62l : Bales in a readiness, since when to this day we 
have made the number i.083 : soe that there remaines but few more which will Soone 
be compleated. 

* Usually )6£*. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 179 

ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FFLEBCE, JANUARY 1679*. t 7TH -J 

Last night we received yours dated from Hugly the 8 th : December, and have * ! 1 ^ den 
now five Boates laden with 417 : Bales which as soone as we heare a Ship is arived Boate B . 
in the Eoad shall be sent aboard by 

Right Wo ip": S r : &c a : 
Tour very humble Servants 
John Field. 
Madapollam Henry Croone Colborne. 

January 2 d : i6££ Samuell Wales. 

To M* : John Field Chief &c a : Councell 

at Madapollam. 

Your Letters of the i 8t : December and 2 d : Instant we have received by the order to eend 
Cattamarans this Morning, and we desire and order you to send off the goods you offthe s ood8 - 
have in readiness upon the Boates with all expedition, dividing the severall sorts in 
two equall parts one for the Golden Fleece y e : other for the George, the latter is not to be divided 
yet arived but may apeare in a day or two, therefore doe not send off the goods for for the 
her untill you have notice of her arivall, but the proportion of goods for the Golden and^eor^. 06 
Fleece send off Imediately upon receipt hereof, and we desire that M 1 ' : Field M r . field to 
may come off in one of the first Boates to give us an Acco" : of the state of the come oft 
ffactory which is all at present from 

Your loving friends 
Ship Golden Fleece Streynsham Master. 

Jan ry : 7 th : i679 : Richard Mohun. 



To M R Christopher Hatton 

Chief &c a : Councell in Metchlep a : 

This MorniDg we came to anchor off of Narsapore River, sailing from Ballasore came to 
Road the 27 th : December before day,' we desire and order you to divide all the goods Na^apo^e ° f 
provided at your ffactory into two equall parts to be laden upon the Golden Fleece y« : goods to 
and the George and lade them ready upon Boates to be sent off imediately upon 
our apearing in the Road, the George is not yet arived but we expect her this day ffleece & 
or to Morrow at this place to take in her proportion of the Madapollam goods, and eor6e ' 
then to proceed to Metchlep a- the Success proceeds directly to the ffort from the 
Bay. This we send by the Peons you sent to the Bay by land, and desire you to 
forward the inclosed to the ffort by Express. 

Ship Golden Fleece Your very loving friends 
Jan w : 7 th : ifi79. Streynsham Master. 

The Letter to the ffort we send by one of Richard Mohun. 

our owne Peons. 



divided for 
the Golden 



To thv, Worp ll : Joseph Hynmers Esa R : 

Deputy Governour &c A : Councell at ffort S t : George. 

The 27 th : December before breake of day we set sayle from Ballasore Road and oame to 
this Morning came to anchor off of Narsapore River, the George was to stay to take N n ^°p °* of 
in some goods and to follow us to this place where we expect her this day or to George to 
Morrow, the success was ordered to stay to take in the Remainder of the goods in foliow 
the Bay and to proceed thence directly to the ffort, soe we suppose she may be with jlrecti'y'tT 

the ffort. 

* See foot-note on page 178. 



J 80 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[8 th :] 



ye : Comp as : 
Sloopes to 
follow the 
Bhips. 



ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FFLEECE, JANUARY 1679.* 

you before us, if she be we desire and order you to be lading aboard of her a pro- 
portion of the goods that noe time may be lost, observing that these two Ships will 
have all the Ordinary as well as all the fine goods from Madapollam and Metchle- 
patam, the Comp a8 : Sloopes are alsoe ordered to follow the Ships from y e : Bay which 
is all at present from 

Your affectionate friends 



Ship Golden Fleece 
Jao r > : 7 th : i679 : 



Stretnsham Master. 

ElCHARD MoHUN. 



goods came j n the Morning there came off 7 : great Boates laden with goods allsoe 

yeTIg'ent M 1 ' : ffield and M r : Colbourne came aboard ship and in the afternoone the Agent 
went asihoare. wen t ashoare in the Pinnace and came to the ffactory about 8 : in y e : Night. 

9 th : The Agent examined the Acco** : of Cash, the Consultation Booke, Bookes of 

y e : Aeoott : Acco** 8 : and Bookes of charges of the ffactory and found them kept up and in good 
Bookes of nd forme and method ; alsoe the Cash was examined in the Chest being Pag 08 : 231 : 
Accotts: &ea : 171 : agreeing with the Cash Booke. 

examined. 



Saturday 
the 10 th : 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Regulations, 
a Receipt 



yc : Accott : 
Currtt : ffort 
St : Genrge to 
be sent 
Monthly. 



a table wth : 
Coluoos in 
the Charges 
Grail Booke. 



all Accotts : 
and goods to 
aL'ree with 
the Bookes of 
Acootts : 

goods to be 
paid for by 
the Co'npas ; 
servts : 



Stretnsham Master Esq* : Agent 
M K : Richard Mohun M b : John Field. 

For the better and more regular carrying on of the Hon ble : Comp as : affairs in 
this ffactory at Madapollam it is Besolved and ordered as followeth. 

That the Chief of the ffactory shall keepe a Beceipt booke wherein he shall take 
Receipts for all Monys paid or Issued out, and shall allsoe pass Receipts for all 
Monys Received upon the Companys Acco tts : 

The Acco** : of Cash shall be read and passed in Councell the next Councell day, 
that is upon the next Munday or Thursday after the last day of every Month, and 
the Ballance of the Cash set downe in every such Consultation. 

At the end of the Monthly Diary and Acco** : Cash w ch : is to be sent to the 
ffort shall alsoe be entered the Acco**: Curr**: Fort S*: George in a Leger Acco**: 
carrying the foote of one Acco** : to the other Monthly, and whatsoever this ffactory 
receives from or sends unto Metchlepatam or any other ffactory shall alsoe be charged 
to the Acco** : of ffort S* : George. 

At the end of the Charges General! Booke there must be a table with Colums 
for the severall heads used in the ffactory Bookes of Aeeo*' 8 : which is to be 
sum'd up for the whole yeare that the same may the more readily be compared with 
the ffactory Bookes. 

At the Ballaneing the Bookes it is to be observed that y e : goods in spetie in the 
Warehouse, the Cash and all Acco* ts : of Persons are to be examined and punctually 
to agree w*' 1 : the Bookes of Acco** 3 : 



Monthly. 



Whatsoever goods shall be made use of by the Companys Servants for their 
particular occasions they must pay for in ready Mony and not charge it to their 
Acco** 8 : in the Bo[okes] 

Whereas the Hono 1,lB : Company have apointed Penaltys in case the Chief of 
every ffactory doe not send the Diary and Acco** : Cash Monthly to the ffort, and the 
Agent & Councell have ordered the Reading and Passing of the A cco** s : Monthly- 
It is hereby ordered that if the Acco** : of Cash, the Warehouse Booke, the Acco** : 
of Charges, and the Bookes of Acco** 8 : of the ffactory for one Month be not read 



1 See foot-note on page 178. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 181 

MAT) ATOLL AM, JANUARY i679". [10th.] 

and passed in Councell in the Month next following, the Chief shall note the 
reason thereof in the Diary, and the Person that shall make the default, for the 
first offence shall be admonished, for the second he shall forfeit a quarter of a 
yeares Salary, and for the third be suspended the Hono ble : Company 8 Service. 

And the Bookes of the ffactory being ordered to be ballanced upon the 30 th : Penaitys for 
of Aprill, if the Second of the ffactory who keepes the same, shall not have Ballanced BaUanoing 
them the last day of May yearely he shall forefeit a quarters salary, if not done by bookes. 
the last day of June he shall forfeit halfe a yeares Salary, and if not done by the 
last day of July and the Ballance sent to the ffort, he shall be suspended y e : Hono ble : 
Company s Service. 

In reguard there are noe Copy Iiookes of Letters to be sent from this ffactory ^°p B of 
for England or for the ffort, therefore the Copys of all Letters received from or sent 
unto other places are to be sent to the ffort there to be Registered. 

There shall be a convenient Boorne set apart for y e : office, never to be diverted an 0ffiM - 
from that to any other use, in which Roome shall be placed a Deske or Table or 
two to write upon, and a Press or two with Lock and Key wherein the Begisters of 
the Bookes of Acco tts : the Consultations, Letters, and all other writeings and Papers 
of the ffactory are to be safely locked up and kept, w ch : upon the Remove of one 
Chief are to be delivered over by a Roll or List to the succeeding Chief that none 
may be Tmbezled. 

The Table and all other Expenee of the ffactory is to be managed in the most Frugality, 
frugall manner that can be, wherein the Chief is from time to time to take due care 
that noe extravigance be used, and noe more Peons or other Servants kept then is 
necessary for the dispatch of the Comp as : business, and altho there cannot be an 
exact establishm* : of the charge settled as the Hono ble : Comp a : doe require, yet 
as far as it can conveniently be done it is thought fit to settle and apoint as 
folio wes. 

Servants wages to attend the Chief 2 : pag 09 : ^ : Mensem Aibwanoes. 

for the Second If : 
for the third i : 

a Stewards Servant, Butler, Caterer & Brewer. 

Six Men for Dutys, Rundell & Kittesale. 

One Pallenkeen for the Chief. 

three Horses not to be lent but by the Chief. 

One Cooke and a Mate. 

Washing what it costs for all the ffactory 

Barber \ : Pag : a Month. 

Flag Man, Pipers &c a : as usuall. 
The ffactory Bramini, the Dubas and Stewards Bramini shall have noe 

Monthly wages from hence forward but they shall be content with y e : 

Dustoore, y e : Chief Bramini to find a Stewards Braman & y e : Dubass a 

Persian writer. 

Noe Person of the ffactory is to goe more then one days Journey from the Removing 
ffactory without leave of the Chief w oh : is to be noted in the Diary, and the Chief ft" to^ be 
is not to remove from the ffactory to be absent from thence more then one night 
without leave first had from the Agent & Councell (except it be once for 8 : or 10 : 
days in a yeare to take the air in the vacancy of business in the Month of Jan ry : or 
ffebru rv : and when order or licence for a longer stay at other times shall be granted, 
he is first to see that the Acco tts : be up to the day of his departure, that the 
Remaines in the "Warehouse and other Acco tts : doe agree with the Bookes. and y 6 : 
Rest of the Cash he is to deliver up to the Second and the third, and the Orders or 
Directions w ch : are necessary to be made and observed during his absence shall be 
made in Consultation, and if these things be not done he is not to remove notwith- 
standing the licence that shall be granted upon paine of being suspended the Hon ble : 
Companys Service. 

* See foot-note on page 178. 



Ib2 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[10™-] 

Orders for 
Civill gov- 



Register of 

Freemens 

Trade. 



MADAPOLLAM, JANUARY 1679'. , 

Orders for the Civill government of the ffactory, the same which are apointed 
for the ffactorys in the Bay, signed by the Agent and Couneell are ordered to be 
observed in this ffactory, to be hung up in the Dineing room and Registered in the 
Consultation Booke. 

Whereas there were orders made in a Consultation at Metchlepatam the 3 d : day 
of Aprill last concerning Freemen &c" : the copy of which Consultation is now 
delivered to M r : ffield, the said Orders are required to be observed in this ffactory, 
and it is alsoe ordered that all Persons that have Passes for liberty to trade as 
inhabitants under the Companys government shall give acco u : to the Chief of the 
ffactory of all goods which they buy here or bring from any other port or place to be 
imported or exported in this Place, w ch : Acco** : shall be Registered in the Register 
of Private trade which the Hono ble : Company doe enjoyne to be kept for the trade 
used by those in their service. 

Streynsham Master. 
Richard Mohtjn. 
John Nicks Secret ry ' John ffielt>. 



Sunday 

THE ll™ 1 



Mr : Field 
called into 
Couneell. 



a standing 
Contract for 
the Invest- 
ments. 



the 4th : sort 
of Long cloth. 



two Boates to 
be built for 
the Bay. 



a fflag staf at 
the Rivers 
Mouth. 
Tasherifs. 



a Bramini 
entertained, 
ye : Widow 
of the late 
Bramini 
provided for. 



, At a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq*- Agent 
M E : Richard Mohun M e : John Field. 

Altho M r : ffield is not of the Ordinary Couneell to y e : Agent yet being of the 
degree of Senior Marchant (w ch : are of the Extraordinary Couneell) and at present 
Chief of this ffactory it is thought fit to call him into the Couneell at the settling of 
the affairs of the ffactory. 

After many debates with the Marchants about a settled Contract for goods to be 
provided at this ffactory at the last the Marchants were brought to it, they offering to 
abate | : pag°- 3f> : Corge upon the prizes of the Ordinary Long Cloth, it was thought 
convenient rather to settle higher prizes for first Musters and lower prizes for the 
courser Musters w ch : will incourage them to bring in goods and discourage them 
from bringing in course Cloth, thereupon it was Resolved to settle the prizes of the 
Ordinary Long Cloth at 'll : 25 : 23 : and 20 : pag os : ^ : Corge to w eh : the Marchants 
agreed, and they stood upon it that they might provide halfe the quantity of Pine 
Sallampores, Purcollaes and Izzarees w ch : the Company order yearly for Metchle- 
patam, the prizes of all other sorts to be as last yeare and other particulars as in the 
Agreement hereunder written. 

The 4 th : Sort of Ordinary Long Cloth brought in this yeare was now agreed to 
be rated at 23^ : pag os : ^ : Corge for this time, but not to bring in any such here- 
after. 

It is ordered that two Boates of about 20 : tons apeece be built at this Place to 
be sent downe by the Europe Ships the next yeare for the carrying off of the goods 
at Ballasore ffactory and other services there in the Bay. 

There being great want of a Marke for the ships to come to anchor at this 
Rivers Mouth it is ordered that a fflag staf be set up for that occasion. 

The Marchants desireing Tasherifs upon this Agreement it was thought fit to 
give to the principall of them each 3 : yards of ffine Broad Cloth & to y e : under 
March 48 : 3 : y rfls : Cloth rashes to y c ' : old Bramini's Brother y e : new Bramini & y e : 
Dubass each 3 : y rds : Fine Cloth. 

Gruaraz the late Bramini of the ffactory being dead, Mongaraz is entertained as 
Chief Bramini of the ffactory he being an able Man for the business and it is ordered 
that the Widow of Gruaraz the late Bramini shall have 20 : pag os : cg> : annum out of 
the Bramims part of the Dustoore to be paid her by Chief of the ffactory during her 
life. 



See foot note on page 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1679-80. 183 

MADAPOLLAM, JANUARY 1679*. rilis-f 

There being one house belonging to M r : Eobert ffleetwood Deceased in this 
Towne for w ch : there is offered 40 : pag 03 : another great house in Naurasporam for two houses of 
w ch : there is offered 300 : pag 03 : It is thought fit to accept of the 40 pag os : for the ^^ 
house in Madapollarn, and to stay a while longer to try for a better price for the 
other. 

StreSnsham Master. 

BlCHARD MoHUN. 

John Nicks Secre tr3 ' : John ffield. 



Narsaraz his son came to visit the Agent w th : a present of fruits \_a few words ^ n ™jg[£, z d M8 
lost] Hog & Deer whereupon 3 : y ds : Scarlet was presented him, his father having the Agent 
desired by a Letter to be one of y e : Comp* 3 : March* 8 : it was [excused]. 

The Agreement and Contract made by the Agent and Councell with the Mada- and^ntraot} 
pollam Marchants for the Investments to be made there for Acco" : of the made by [the 
Hono bI * : English East India Company. c^n Jwith 

the Modapom} 
Marchants. 

1 st : That the Persons hereafter named shall be the said Comp as : Marchants to pro- 
vide the goods mentioned in this Contract, from w eh : Imployment they shall not be 
removed but by order from the Hono ble : Company or from the Agent and Councell, 
the whole Investment being divided into six shares unto six Principal! Persons who 
are responsable each for themselves and the Persons under them, and the Persons 
under the principal! Men are Eesponsable for their Eespective Principalis. shares in th» 

x * Investment. 

i : To Collipellee Narso and under him 

Toondepo Griapa 

Coorlepela Ouj"ell. 
i : To Goba Lingona and under him 

Nagull Coondaram. 

Serani Batche. 
i : To Cunda Chumbroo and under him 

Cundall Latchana 

Goomaree Servichittee. 
1 : To Gola Malaya and under him 

Goarla Eamana 

Daragasee Jangana. 
i : To Nagala Conda Jagana and under him 

Nalam Narso 

Pattee Mootealo. 
i : To Ketee Narapa and under him 

Goodee Jugee 

Pendesitty Chrisna. 



Six shares Divided unto Six Principall Persons, who are each of them apart to 
give obligatory Bills for performance of their Respective Proportions in the Invest- 
ments as aforesaid, and if any of the said Principall Persons shall faile of Performance p ena itys for 
of the Contract either in the quantity of the goods required or in the timely bringing failnre - 
them. in to be laden upon the ships for Eng[land] some time in the Months of 
November or December, [such] Person soe faileing shall make good the Mony he hath 
received with 25 : <ffi : Gent, advance thereupon, and shall alsoe forfeit his imployment 
and share or proportion in the Hono bk ' : Companys Investments thereafter. 

* See foot-note on page 178. 



18* Records of Fort St. George. 



[Hth^ MADAPOLLAM, JANUARY 1679*. 

2d : The particular goods with their Dimentions and prizes now agreed for to 

provided by the Marehants above mentioned are as followeth. 
ye : parti- Long cloth Ordinary 67 : cov ds : long 2 : broad, whited and cured. 

culare of the __ . , „_ 

goods to be JN° : 1 : at 27 

provided - N°: 2: at 25 . . ,-, „. T1 ,, 

N°: 3: at 23 : F &S : & : Cor S e - 

N° : 4 : at 20 

Salampores Ord r y : 29£ cov d8 : long 2 : cov* 8 less 2 : Inches broad, whited and 
cured. 

N°: i: ati4:1 

N° : 2 : at i3± I Pag 08 : ty : Corge. 

N°: 8: at i2^ J 

Ginghams 3 : threads 40 : cov ds : long 2| : oov d9 : broad, browne. 
N° : i : at 25 : \ „ os «. n 
J*>: 2: at22i.} Pa § : ^ : Cor 8 e - 

For which three prementioned sorts of goods noe abatement is to be made of the 
prizes here mentioned, the said goods being agreeable to the Musters in fineness and 
goodness and of the full lengths and breadths. 

abaUm? -"on And for tiie followin g &ve sorts of goods Eight ty : Oent : is to be deducted as 

the foUowirlg an abatement upon the prizes here mentioned viz* : 

live sorts. 

Long Cloth Fine 72 : cov ds : long & 21 : cov d8 : broad, Browne 



N°: 1: at 411 

N° : 2 : at 4 : [ Pag 08 : ^ : peece. 

N°: 3: at 3fJ 



Salampores fine 32 : cov ds : long .'-| : cov ds : bro d : ; whited & cured 
Pag 0B : ty: Corge. 



N° : 1 : at 32 : 1 

N°: 2: at 28: \. 
N°: 3; at 26: J 



Purcollaes 14| : cov d8 : long 2| cov d8 : broad, whited and cured 
N° : i : at i5 

Pag 08 : #■: Corge. 



N° : 1 : at lfc> : "j 
N° : 2 : at 13 : I 

N° : 3 : at 10i J 



Izzarees i6 : cov d8 : long 2-| : cov d8 : broad, whited & cured 
N° : i : at 26J 1 „ „ . m . ~- 
N«:2: at 2iJ ) Pa & : ®' Cor S e ' 



Dungarees 24 : coveds long If : coveds broad, browne 
N°: i: at 



\\ttl'i)^--®--^- 



to be agree- ^11 ^he said Eight sorts of goods to be agreeable to the Musters both in fineness 



able to 



Musters. of thread, well weoven and well cured, and such goods as come short in any of 
dewed 6 in ^e sa ^ quality 8 to be rejected, and the Marehants doe promise to deliver the said 

time. 

goods at the Companys ffactory in M adapollam by the last day of October yearely 
provided that the Investment be given them in charge some time in the Month of 
Aprill, and what goods shall be wanting of Dimentions in length or breadth to be 
alsoe deducted out of the prizes abovementioned as usuall, the four first sorts to be 
of the coved of this ffactory of 20 Inches and the four last sorts by the coved of 
Metchlep a : of i9 Inches. 

• See foot-note on page 178. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 185 

MADAPOLLAM, JANUARY i679*. r^.-. 

The Monys for the said goods is ageed to be paid at the times following, the one time8 for 
halfe or two third parts of the amo**' of the whole Investment in or about the Month pa^at° r 
of August after the arivall of the ships from England, and all the remainder within 
one Month after all the goods are delivered and the Acco Ms - adjusted, and if the 
Comp a : have Mony in Cash and the Marehants desire to have any paid them upon 
Acco 4t - of the Investment before the arivall of the Ships, the said Marehants are to 
allow 6 : ^ : Gent upon all the Mony soe advanced excepting for 10000 : pag os : to be 
paid them upon this next Investment. 

And it is mutually agreed between the Agent and Councell in behalfe of the . 4th ' 
[Hono blH ] Comp a : and between [a word or two lost] Marehants aforesaid that this Contract XtwT* 1108 
shall be for [a ivord or two lost] yeares continuance without alteration unless it shall be Contract &c», 
caused through warr, famine or other such like inevitable necessity, soe that if the 
same goods happen to be dearer in the Country then at this present time it shall be 
the Marehants loss, and if the same goods happen to be cheaper in the Country then 
at this present time it shall be the Marehants gaine, the said Marehants obliging them- 
selves hereby to provide all such goods as the Company or the Agent and Councell 
shall from time to time require of these same Eight sorts at the prizes before men- 
tioned w th : the abatement of 8 : ^ : Gent : as aforesaid upon the five sorts last men- 
tioned, and the Agent and Councell doe hereby promise for themselves and their 
successors in the name and behalfe of the Hono ble : Company that these Marehants 
aforesaid shall be imployed in the provideing of all such of these Eight sorts of goods 
before mentioned as the Comp a : or the .Agent and Councell shall from time to time 
require to be provided at this ffactory of Madapollam, and to pay for the same in 
ready Mony at the times as is before exprest. 

And the said Marehants shall not pay or allow any more or other Dustoore or ^ TH " 
other allowance to any Person or Persons upon any pretence whatsoever then one j" 1 , 8 /! a — 
ty : Gent : upon the Ordinary Cloth, and one and a ha]fe ^ : Gent : upon the fine juustoorf eilt ' 
Cloth w ch - one ^ : Gent : and one and a halfe ^ : Gent : for Dustoore shall be equally &oa: 
Divided betweene the liraminy and the Dubass of this ffactory in the Companys 
service, and the said Bramini and the said Dubass shall not have any share or pro- 
portion in the Investments as Marehants to provide the goods or be concerned in the 
same otherwise then in endeavouring the Hono ble : Comp'" advantage. 

And the Agent and Councell doe alsoe promise not to take advantage of nou per- g TH . 
formanee on the Marehants [a few words lost] the goods shall at any time be stopt in the promise of 
Country by reason of warrs or stopage of the Havaldars or Govern rs : of the Country, & c 8 ^ tanoe 
but upon notice thereof the Chief & Councell of this ffactory shall use their best 
endeavours to cleare the goods soe stopt and to assist the Marehants therein, and in 
ease any wrong or injury shall be offered or done to the s cl : Marehants to the prejudice 
of the Companys business, the Chief and Councell of this ffactory shall alsoe use 
their endeavours to free them from alL such troubles, and to protect them as the 
Companys Marehants, soe far as may consist with the good of the Companys affairs 
and Interest. 

The said Agent and Councell doe promise to pay to the said Marehants the sume 7™ : 
of ten thousand Pagodaes within two Months from this day which ten thousand 10000 : 
pag os : is to be upon Acco" : of this next yeares investment without any abatement to'fe'paid to 
for Interest in consideration whereof the said Marehants are obliged and doe c ^™ e t tbe 
hereby oblige themselves to performe all that is contained in this agreement, 
in Wittness whereof the said Agent and Councell to one part have sett their hands 
and the Comp as : Seale, and the said March" : to one other part have set their 
hands and Seales, Dated in Madapollam the 11 th : Day of January i679. 

O COLI.IPELLEE NARSO. 
O GOBA LlNGONA. 
O CUNDA ChUMBROO. 

O Gola Malaya. 

O Nagala Conda Jagana. 

O Ketee Narapa. 

* See foot-note on page 178. 



186 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[11TH. I 



■MADAPOLLAM, JANUARY 1679' 



a Letter from Received a Letter from the Chief and Councell at Metchlepatam the Contents as 

JC followeth. 

To the Eight Worp ll : Streynsham Master Esq* : 
Agent and Govern* : &c A : Councell. 



y« : goods 
divided for 
the Golden 
ffleeoe & 
George. 

500 : Bales 
ready. 



Eight Worp u ;S r : &c a : 

Yesterday we received yours of the 7 th : Instant mentioning your safe arivall off 
against Narsapore Eiver, for w ch : we very much rejoyce, and according to your order 
shall divide our Investments into Equall halfes, for the Golden Fleece and George, 
having allready 4 : Boates laden, and hope by night to have 4 : more, which shall be 
dispeeded off as soone as either apeares ; We have 530 : Bales ready, and 
conceive this day will conclude the whole, w ch : being the needfull we respectfully 
remaine 

Eight Worp Tl : Sir &c a : 

Your very humble Servants 
Christopher Hatton. 
Metchlep a : John Tivill. 

Jan ry : i0 th : i679 Maurice Wynne. 



MUNDAY 
THE 12™ : 

y«: AgeDt 
&c : went 
aboard, 
ye : George 
not apearing 
orders left 
with the 
Chief & 
Councell. 

to feeepe 
Boates ready 
laden for the 
George, 
to Dispatch 
her for 
Metchle- 
patam. 
to advise 
daily if she 
apeare or not. 



In the Morning about 8 : a clock the writeiugs for the Marchants being Sealed 
and interchanged, the Agent &c a : tooke boate to goe aboard Ship and arived there 
before Noone, there being 559 : Bales Callicoes laden and the Ship in a readyness to 
sayle, the George to this day not apeareing from the Bay, altho the Winds have 
blowne faire and soe fresh ever since our being here that the boates have been much 
hindered thereby in delivering the goods, it was debated and Resolved to leave Orders 
with the Chief and Councell of Madapollam as followeth. 



M B : John Field Chief &c a :«Councell. 

You are to keepe Boates ready laden with the goods Eemaining to be shipt 
aboard the George imediately upon her apearing, and having taken bills Lading for 
them give the Commander a Dispatch to come to anchor in Metchlep a : Eoad and 
follow the orders he shall receive there, and that we may the better know how to 
order the goods to be laden at Metchlepatam you are every day to send us advice by 
a Peon Express whither she apears here or not untill we send you order to the 
Contrary, it being very strange that she is not yet arived here, the winds having 
blowne very fair and fresh ever since we have been here. 



Ship Golden Fleece 
Janua: 12 th : 1679. 



Your affectionate ffriends 
Streynsham Master. 
Rich" : Mohun. 



Capt : 
Norths 
Dispatob for 
Metchle- 
patam. 



Cap* : John North 

Upon Eeceipt hereof you are to weigh anchor and sett saile with your ship the 
Golden ffleece, shapeing your course lor Metchlepatam Eoad, there to anchor and 
receive in such goods as shall be sent from that ffactory for Acco u : of the Hono ble : 
Company following such further Orders as you shall receive there from 



Ship Golden ffleece at 
Narsapore Eoad JanuS : 12 th : ib79. 



Your loving friends 

Streynsham Master. 

ElCHARD MOHUN. 



1 See foot-note on page 178. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 187 

ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, JANUARY 1679 ». [12™. j 

The Bills of Lading being signed M r : ffield went ashoare and the ship set saile Ship Golden 

about Midnight. Sto* 8611 ' 

In the Morning about 1.0 : a eloek she anchored in Metchlepatam Road, 5 : 13th : 

Dutch ships & 4 : others Eiding there. i'n Metohie- 

patam Road. 

To M E : Christopher Hatton Chief 
& A : Councell ik Metchlepatam. '. 

Altho the wind blowes in, yet tis not soe fresh but we suppose, the Boates with 
some encouragement may get over the Bar and pole it up to windward to fetch 
aboard ship when we fall more to leeward w ch : the Cap* : is weighing his Anchor 
to doe, whether any thing else hath hindered that we have not heard from you all t0 encourage 
this day, we desire to know and to that purpose send the Pinnace ashoare desireing oomeoff 68 
that M r : Hatton if he be well if not that one other of you may come off to give Mr : Hatton 
. Acco" s : of the affairs of the factory unto t0 00me off - 

Your affectionate friends 
Ship Golden ffleece Streynsham Master. 

Janua : i3 th : ±679 : Richard Mohun. 



In the Morning M r : Hatton, M r : Wynne &c a : came on board ship and iO : 14 th : 
Boates laden with goods. -}* r : Hatton 

° &ca : came 

aboard. 

Ship George came to anchor here before Noone Cap : Earning comeing aboard Ship George 
and giving Acco" : that he was drove by Narsapore River with the Streamcs, that he anXjr° 
set saile from the Bay the 31 th : December and mett with many calmes thereupon it [mist]' 
was thought fit to send orders to Madapollam to send the goods in Boates to be laden area P ore 
here Viz 4 : 

To M R : John Field Chief &c a : Councell 
in Madapollam. 

The George came to anchor in this Eoad this Morning having missed your Port, to send the 
therefore we order you Imediately upon Eeceipt hereof to send away the Boates George in 
laden w th : the goods designed for her to be laden aboard her at this place, and let ?L oat l to 
one of your Factory come with them to take bills lading and send them forward ; patam. 
the Person that comes may alsoe take charge of some Mony that we shall order to 
be sent from Metchlep a : to supply Your ffactorys occasions which is all at present 
from 

Your loving friends 

Streynsham Master. 
Ship Golden Fleece Christopher Hatton. 

Janua: 14 th : 1679 : Eichard Mohun. 

In the afternoone the Agent with M 1 ' : Hatton, M r : Mohun the Commanders 14m. 
&c a : went ashoare in a Country Boate. ye : Agent 

&ea : went 
ashoare. 

The Dutch Chief stood upon the Tarras of their house and puld off his hatt as the Dutch 
we past by but came not downe to meet us in the street, afterward sent two Dutch chie,e 
Men to acquaint the Agent that he desired to give him a visit when he was at 
leasure. 

* See foot-note on page 178, 



188 



Records of Fort St. George. 



H4TH.J 

Wednes- 
day y* : 
14 th : 



Regulations. 



ye : Aeeott : 
Currant Sort 
St : George 
to be sent 
Monthly. 



A table wth : 
Colums in the 
Charges Grail 
booke. 



all Aoeotts : 
and goods tf> 
agree with 
the Bookes of 
Aoeotts : 

Goods to be 
paid for by the 
Compas : 
servants. 

Penaltys for 
not passing 
Aoeotts : 
Monthly. 



Penaltys for 
Ballanoing 



i observed that the goods in spetie in 
of Persons are to be examined and 



METCHLEPATdM, JANUARY 1679*. 

At a Consultation 
Present 

STkETNSHAM MASTER EsQ e \ AGENT 

M B : Cheistop r : Hatton M r : Richard Mohun. 

for the better and more Regular carrying on of the Hon We : Companys affairs 
in this ffactory at Metchlepatam it is Resolved and ordered as folio weth. 

That the Chief of the ffactory shall keepe a Receipt booke wherein he shall take 
Receipts for all Monys paid or Issued out, and shall alsoe pas3 Receipts for all 
Monys received upon the Companys Acco" : 

The Acco" : of Cash shall be read and Passed in Councell the next Councell 
day, that is upon the next Munday or Thursday after the last day of every Month, 
and the Ballance of y e : Cash set downe in every such Consultation. 

At the end of the Monthly Diary aud Acco* 4 : Cash which is to be sent to the 
ffort shall alsoe be entered the Acco*' : Currant Fort S* : George in a Leger Acco" : 
carrying the foote of one Acco" : to the other Monthly, and whatsoever this ffactory 
receives from or sends unto Madapollam or any other ffactory shall alsoe be charged 
to the Acco" : of Fort S* : George. 

At the end of the Charges Grail : booke there must be a table with Colums for 
the severall heads used in the ffactory bookes of Acco" 8 : w ch : is to be sum'd up for 
the whole yeare, that the same may the more readily be compared with the ffactory 
bookes. 

At the Ballancing the Bookes it is to 
the "Warehouse, the Cash, and all Acco tts 
punctually to agree with the Bookes of Acco"' : 

Whatsoever goods shall be made use of by the Comp as : Servants for their 
particular occasions they must pay for in ready mony and not charge it to their 
Acco tts : in the Bookes. 

Whereas the Hono ble : Comp a : have apointed Penaltys in case the Chief of every 
ffactory doe not send the Diary and Acco" : Cash Monthly to the ffort, and the Agent 
and Councell have ordered the reading and passing of the Acco tts : Monthly, It is here- 
by ordered, That if the Acco" : of Cash, the Warehouse booke the Acco" : of charges 
and the Bookes of Acco tts : of the ffactory for one Month be not Read and Passed in 
Councell in the Month next following, the Chief shall note the reason thereof in the 
Diary, and the Person that shall make the default for the first offence shall be 
admonished for the Second he shall forfeit a quarter of a yeares Salary and for the 
third be suspended the Hono ble : Companys Service. 

And the Bookes of the ffactory being ordered to be ballanced upon the 30 th : of 
Aprill, if the Second of the ffactory who keeps the same shall not have Ballanced 
them by the last day of May yearely he shall forfeit a quarters Salary, if not done by 
the last day of June he shall forfeit halfe a yeares Salary, and if not done by the 
last day of July and the ballance sent to. the ffort he shall be suspended the 
Hono ble : Companys Service. 

In reguard there are noe Copy Bookes of Letters to be sent from this ffactory 
for England or for the ffort, therefore the Copys of all Letters received from or sent 
unto other places are to be sent to the ffort there to be Hegistered. 

There shall be a convenient Koome set apart for the Office never to be diverted 
from that to any other use, in which Roome shall be placed a Deske or Table or two 
to write upon, and a Press or two with Lock and Key wherein the Registers of the 
Bcokes of Acco" s : the Consultations, Letters, and all other writeings and Papers of 
the ffactory are to be safely locked up and kept, which upon the Remove of one 
Chief are to be delivered over by a Roll or List to the succeeding Chief, that none 
may be Imbezled. 



See foot-n(5teWpagen78r 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 189 

METCHLEPATAM, JANUARY 1679 *. [14 th -] 

The Table and all other expence of the ffaetory is to be managed in the most Fru B alit 7- 
frugall manner that can be, wherein the Chief is from time to time to take due care 
that noe extravigance be used, and noe more Peons or other Servants kept then is 
necessary for the Dispatch of the Companys business, and altho there cannot be an 
exact establishment of the Charge settled as the Hono bIe : Company doe require, 
yet as far as it can conveniently be done it is thought fit to settle and apoint as 
followeth. 

Servants wages to attend the Chief 2 : Pag 09 : ^ Mensem allowances. 

for the Second ... ... 1|- : 

for the third ... ... 1 : 

for the Chyrurgeon ... ... 1: 

a Stewards Servant, Buttler, Caterer, Butter Man and Brewer. 

Six Men for Dutys, Eundell and Kittesale. 

One Pallenkeen for the Chief. 

three Horses not to be lent but by the Chief. 

One Cooke and a Mate. 

Washing what it costs for all the ffaetory. 

Barbar \ Pag : a Month. 

Pettepolee Bramani [Noe Wages]. 

a Flagman, Arraman, Pipers <&c a : as usuall. 
The ffaetory Bramini, the Dubass and Stewards Braminy shall have noe Monthly 
wages from hence forward but they shall be content with the Dustoor, the Chief 
Bramini to find a Stewards Braman and the Dubass a Persian Writer. 

Noe Person of the ffaetory is to goe more then one dayes Journey from the Removing 
ffaetory without leave of the Chief w ch : is to be noted in the Diary, and the a^to^ 19 
Chief is not to Remove from the ffaetory to be absent from thence more 
then one night without leave first had from the Agent and Councell (except it 
be once for 8 : or 10 : days in a yeare to take the aire in the vacancy of business 
in the Month of January or February) and when order or license for a longer stay at 
other times shall be granted, he is first to see that the Aceo tt9 : be up to the day of his 
departure, that the Eemaines in the Warehouse and other Acco tts : doe agree with the 
Bookes, and the Best of the Cash ho is to deliver up to the Second and the third, and 
the Orders or Directions which are necessary to be made and observed during his 
absence shall be made in Consultation, and if these things be not done he is not to 
Bemove notwithstanding the license that shall be granted upon paine of being suspend- 
ed the Hono b,e : Companys Service. 

Orders for the Civill government of the ffaetory the same w ch : are apointed for the Orders for 
ffactorys in the Bay and at Madapollam, signed by the Agent and Councell are ordered mJnt. govera " 
to be observed in this ffaetory, to be hung up in the Dineing Koome, and Registered 
in the Consultation Booke. 

Whereas there were orders made in a Consultation at this place the 3 d : day of _ . 
Aprill last concerning Freemen &c a : It is now ordered that all Persons that have passes Freemene 
for liberty to trade as Inhabitants under the Comp as : Government shall give Acco** : to Irade - 
the Chief of the ffaetory of all goods which they buy here or bring from any other 
part or Place to be Imported or Exported in this place w ch : Acco** : shall be Register- 
ed in the Register of Private Trade which the Hono ble r Company doe enjoyne to be 
kept for the trade used by those in their service, and if any Person or Persons come- 
ing from other parts not knowing of these Orders, shall upon Requiry enter into Bond Bonds to he 
of lOU 11 : Sterling to Repair unto and live as an Inhabitant under the Companys e ivenl) y 
government at Bombay or at Fort S* : George Madrasspatnam within one yeare after 
the date thereof (w th : Bonds are to be sent to the Agent and Councell) every Person 
soe giving Bond shall then have the same liberty as 5 he had a Pass as an Inhabitant 
under the Comp as : Government. 

Stkeynsham Master. 
Christop 8 : Hatton. 
John Nicks Secret ' : Richard Mohun. 

* See foot-note on page 178. 



190 



Records of Fort St. George. 



r lg TH.-i — METCELEPATAM, JANUARY 1679 *. 

ye : Aooott : The Agent Examined the Acco** : of Cash, Consultation Booke, Bookes of Aceo tts : 

Bw)ke?of an d the Charges of the ffactory and found them kept up in good forme and Method, 
Aoootts; &oa : the Cash was alsoe examined in the Chest there being pag os : 23248 : 06 : 4^ agreeing 
"faS** with the Cash Booke. 

the Chest 

Understanding that one Downing had entered himselfe in y e : Kings service at 
Gulcondah to goe Pilot of his ship to Persia at 500 : Pag os : 3jp : ann Slalary, y e : Agent 
sent a Message to Derya Ckaun who manages that affair at this Port, that it was the 
Bang of Knglands Comand that his subjects should not serve any other Nation, 
therefore he would doe well to clear the English Pilot of the Service for such were 
Grafly Runaways that abused those that Imployed them, as two yeares agoe some run- 
away with the King of Bantams Mony out of his Ship, therefore if any ill befell by 
Imployiog such Men, the N/obob or the King must not hereafter question us for it, 
but in reguard he was unwilling to doe them a displeasure, the Ageut would not now 
take the Man out of the ship untill he had written first to the Nabob about it, To w ch : 
Derya Ckaun returned answear, That the ship was now ready to saile having a 
Portuguez and a ffreneh Pass, and if the Pilot should now be taken away it would be 
of great prejudice to the King and to the Nabob, therefore desired he might goe this 
voyage, and that the Agent would send the same message to the Governour which he 
had sent to him. The said Derya Ckaun then went himselfe to the Governour but 
\_a few words lost'] not to him nor heard anything from him whilst he was ashoare. 



about one 
Downing that 
has enterd 
himselfe in 
the King of 
Guloondahs 
service. 



Thursday 
the 15 th : 



M R 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Streynsham Master Esq* Agent 
Christop* Hatton M b : Richard Mohtjn. 



10000 : 

agoB : to be 
sent to 
Madapollam. 



alsoe soarlett, 
fine Greene 
& Cloth 
Rashes, 
ye : new 
Governour to 
he presented. 



ye : Mar- 
chants desire 
in Considera- 
tion of their 
loss. 

Tasheriffs to 
he given 
them. 



The Hono ble : Comp a : in the 50 th : Section, of their letter of 15 th : December i676 : 
having ordered the building of uper roomes in this ffactory, and a Chamber or two in 
the Garden, whereof there is greater need now then ever by reason the late Storme 
hath made the Towne more unhealthy and less safe, and Madapollam ffactory is now 
settled distinct from this, It is therefore ordered that the said Buildings for the 
accomodation of this ffactory be proceeded upon with all convenient speed, care 
being taken therein that it be done with as small expence as can be. 

There being want of Cash at Madapollam to supply the Marchants according to 
a Contract made there with them the 11 th : Instant and there being an overplus of Cash 
in this ffactory it is ordered that 10000 : Pag os : be sent hence to M r : Jn° : Field &c a : 
Councell there by such Person as shall be sent from thence to receive it. 

It is alsoe ordered that two pes : Scarlett and one pee fine Greene and four pes : 
Cloth Rashes shall be sent to the ffactory at Madapollam by the same conveighance. 

There being a new Govern 1 " : settled here by Phyrmaund from the King, whome 
it is necessary to present according to Custome, tis therefore left to the Chief and 
Councell of this ffactory to present him as they shall see convenient both in respect 
to the vallue and the time when. 

The Comp as : Marchants having made great complaints to the Agent of their 
losses by the Tempest in October last, and the troubles they have had since to compleat 
the Investm 4 : for w ch : they have been very Importunate for an allowance of 4 : ty : 
Gent of the 8 : <§* : Gent abated them, It is thought fit for their encouragement to 
give all of them Tasheriffs to the Chief Marchants each 3 : yards Scarlet to the under 
Marchants each 3 : yards Cloth Rashes, alsoe to the Braminy and the Dubass each 3 : 
yards Scarlet, wherewith they may take heart to goe on with the business the next 
yeare. 

* Nee foot note on page 178. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 191 

MJSTCELEPATAM, JANUARY 1679 *. [t5 TE :~} 

Cap* : Earning in the Ship George having Passed by Narsapore Eiver where he p a P { : ^m- 
was ordered to anchor, by w cl ' : meanes the goods must be brought to this Eoad in I n f Port" 88 ' 
Boates at greater charge, said Cap* : was sent for and the Extraordinary charge Q^tioned. 
demanded of him, w oh : he refusing to pay tis Eesolved to advise the Hono hle : Comp a : 
thereof. 

The Auditois Paper of objections to Metehlep a : Bookes Letter N : :P: y e . : Auditors 
Beceived in the Golden Fleeces Packett is now delivered to M r : Hatton. delivered 8 

Strevnsham Master. 
Christop*- Hatton. 
John Nicks Secret ry : Eichard Mohun. 

The Dutch Chief sent word to the Agent that he would give him a visit this y° : Ag !|f . 
Evening, whereupon the Agent sent an English Man to him, desireing him to excuse Dutch visit', 
the visit in regard he was soe full of business he could- not receive him. 

Eeced. two Letters from Madapollam the contents followeth. tw0 Letters 

x from Mada- 

To the Eight Worpll : Streynsham Master Esa R : poiiam. 

AeENT & GoVERNOUR &C A : CoUNCELL. 

Eight Worp" : S r : &c a : 

M r : Field from the Eivers Mouth advises us that yesterday in the Evening he a ship with 
saw a ship with a fflag saile by the Eoad, which as she passed fired three Guns, we by th S e g Road. 
suppose it to be the George therefore have dispatched notice to you desireing your ^ eai . r ® 0lders 
orders what to doe with the remaining Bales, w ch : as soone as received shall speedily Remaining 
be executed, 3 : Boates are now ready laden and others lading, we have not to add Bale8 ' 
save our most humble Services from 

Eight Worpll : S r : &c a : 

Your very humble Servants 

Madapollam y e : 14 th : Henry Croone Coleorne. 

Jan : ±6||. Samuell Wales. 

in the Morning. 

To the Right Worp 11 : Streynsham Master Esa K : 
Agent and Governour &c a : Councell. 

Eight Worpll : S r : &c a : 

This Morning Henry Croone Colborne and Samuell Wales Dispatcht a Peon to John {field 
you advising that yesterday John Field saw a ship standing into the shoare, This andco^firTed 
afternoone John Field came ashoare, and confirmed the newes we sent you this thfl news of 
Morning, and further that the ship came to anchor but fired noe Guns, which report the ship ' 
was a mistake of the Peon, the Cattamaran that was laid out for the Ship went off to 
her but is not yet returned. 

Five boates are allready laden and the rest a ladeing as fast as possible, we have 5 . Boates 
likewise laid Tappa's upon the way to Metchlepatam for the more speedy advices ™ .dy laden. 
to you from 

Eight Worp 1 ": S r : &c a : 

Your very humble Servants 

John Field. 

Henry Croone Colborne. 
Samuell Wales. 
We herewith send you the Invoice for 
the Golden ffleeoe. 
Madapollam 
Janua: 14* :16*§. 

• See foot-note on page 178. 

d. &c. 1679-80—49 



192 



Records of Fort St. George. 



{15*-.] 



ONBOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, JANUARY 1679 *.- 



To M> : John Yield Chief 

&c A : Councell in Madapollam. 



invoice of ^~ e ^ ave rece i ve( J both your Letters of Yesterdays date, and the Invoice of the 

■the Golden Golden Fleece in the last packett, you must alsoe send us another Bill lading for the 

ffleece recea. Ba ,id s hip, yesterday we sent you orders to send the goods in Boates to be laden here, 

ordered we have Ordered 10000 : Pag os : to be sent to you from this ffaetory, alsoe 3 : pes : 



wth: fi__ 

cioth and fi ne Cloth, and 4 : pes 

■Cloth Rashes. 7 x 



Metchlep a : 
Janua: 15 th : i679 : 



Cloth Eashes which is all at present. 

Your affectionate friends 

Stketnsham Master. 
Christopher Hatton. 
Eichard Mohdn. 



16th. 

ye : Agent 



Cap* : Norths 
Dispatch for 
tfort St : 
George. 



There being 3i0 : Bales Cloth and 134 ; bundles Gunnys, Eopes and Twine put 
aboard w ch : is all that is to goe upon the Golden Fleece from hence, the Agent 
&c a : and M r : Cholmley who goes to the ffort on the Golden Fleece, went off about 
4 : a Clock in the Morning, but the wind was small and that a Sea breese soe that 
the ship could not saile untill Evening, the Admirall of the Dutch Ships bound to 
Pollicat having two days endeavoured to get out now turned it out with us. 

Cap t - John North. 

The wind permitting we order you upon Eeeeipt thereof to sett sayle with your 
Ship the Golden Fleece and direct your Course for the speedyest reaching of ffort 
S* : George Madrass there to come to anchor and receive in such goods as shall be 
sent aboard you for Acco** : of the Hono We : Company to be delivered] in England, 
and to follow such further orders as you shall there receive from 



Ship Golden Fleece 

in Metchlep a : Road 
Janua : i6 : i679. 



Your affectionate friends 

Streynsham Master. 
Eichard Mohun. 



!6th. 

a Letter from 
the Deputy 



A Letter from the Deputy Governour and Councell at the ffort giving Aceo" : of 
the business there, arived on board Ship before we sailed, the Contents followeth. 



the two Mar- 
ginall notes in 
Hugly Grail : 
entered. 
Copy of the 
Honohli': 
Compas : 

letter reeced : 



To the Eight "Worp ll : Streynsham Master Esa E : 
Ageni for the Affairs of the Hono ble : 
English East India Comp a : on the Coast 
ofChormandell, Bay of Bengal a, 
Orixa &c a : and to thb Councell. 

Eight Worp" : &c a : 

Yours of the 6 th : Septemb 1 ' : in Ballasore, i3 th : Noverab r : in Cassumbazar and 
8 th : December in Hugly, we received the 3 October, the 28 th : December and the 
8 th : Currant. 

"We take notice of your safe arivall in Ballasore the 17 th : [August] and of your 
proceeding thence the 8 th .- September on the Hono bIe ; Companys Sloopes for Hugly. 

The two Marginall notes which the Agent hath made in Hugly Grafi letter of 
the 19 th : July last is according to your order entered here in the Copy bookes of 
Letters. 

The Copie of the Hono ble : Comp as : Letter of the 17 th : March 167| we have 
received by which we observe that tbe Grail : Letter sent their honours from hence 
the 27 th : ffebrua : 167| was arived their hands, with the severall papers of exami- 
nation of witnesses, and that they aprove of the Agent and Councells proceedings in 
that particular. 



1 See foot-note on page 178. 



Mi 
Vii 

brought to 



Aecott : 
Curitt : Sort 
George 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1679-80. 193 

ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, JANUARY 1679\ [16**- 1 

M r : Vincent &c a : Couneell in Hugly by theirs of the 19 th : November have Tomans 5*s: 
remitted hither a Bill of M r : Matthias Vincent for Tomans 5-18 : and 28 : A.basses AtJaea of 
payable into the Hono bIe : Comp" 8 : Cash here by Joseph Hynmers at 8| Annas ffi 
Abassee, the said Hynmers hath allready appropriated the said Silver to the Hono bls 
Companys use, but as yet we cannot sell it, but doe dayly expect March*' : from &e Oompa 
Cangevaroon and other places to buy it. 

We [are] very sorry to heare that to the ±3 th : Novemb r : last the Saltpetre was Saltpetre. 
not arived, and that then there was noe news of [it] which had caused you on the 
< ^ m0 : Decemb r , to give order [for bjuying up of Petre for the Success and the 
George, and [that] accordingly 8000 : Maunds was bought. 

We have received the Copie of the Acco u : Currant Port S* : George and 
A ceo" : Stock in Hugly Bookes, they shall rest D r : ^ : Ballanee on the Grafl : 
Bookes W : here to the 30 th : Aprill 1679 :— Eup s : i0650i0 : 07 .• 11 : Pice. received 

And please herewith to take notice of what hath passed herein your absence, in 
the first place we have not been wanting in calling upon Verona &e a : Marehants 
here to bring in the Hono ble : Companys Callieoes contracted in July last, & accord- [2437:] B> : 
ingly they have brought in and here is packed to this day Bales 2437 : to compleate ^the** r ^ 
this yeares Investment here is yet to make up Bales 9i : the goods being allready in [ready] 
the Warehouse, and if we come short in any one sort of goods, it will be the Bedd 
striped Neckclothes, in the Major part of which the Redd stripe doth hardly apeare. 

In the latter end of August Lingapa farmed S* : Thoma, Verona hath since that Lingapa 
obtained Madanas Bocka to Detto Lingapa to surrender it up againe, and accordingly J?J med t st ' ] 
he went hence the last Weeke to Ponnemolle and there presented the Bocka to Y e °™J n 
Lingapa, and demanded of him the surrender of S* : Thome his answear was that he hands - 
had spent P as : 1000 : at Gulconda about wresting S* : Thoma out of Veronas hands, 
and that unless Verona would give him P a : 1000: he would not part with it : heisr 
[notwithstanding Madanas Kocka, thereupon Verona is preparing another Letter for to haTe S it Te 
the Divan at Gulcondah, and is resolved to spend more Mony to wrest it out of a s aine - 
Lingapas hands, w ch : we hope he will obtaine, if soe it will doe very well, for if 
Lingapa keeps S* : Thome, he will certainly obstruct the Hono ble : Comp as : business. 

The Parme of uttering of Liquors by Retaile was let out to M rs : King the i5 th : J- : forme of 
September last for Pag os : 205 : of which she hath allready paid Pag os : i05 : and for Liquorf by 
the Remainder M r : Ord and M r : Barker are become Security. Retaile let 

J out for .Pagos 

205:, 

Henry Law being examined the 18 th : Septemb r : last about the Death of John Henry Law 
Ballanee, was then comitted to Prison where he is to remaine till the Agents [arivall] eomitted 

here. Prisoner. 

Cassa Verona hath brought in i-3000 : pes : long Cloth Ord" 5, : more then he and 13000 : pes : 
partners under[tooke] in July last, w ch : is a good peece of Service to the Hono bIe : o^Sn~ th 
Comp a : in regard the Madapollam Marchnts fall short of their Contract. more then 

contracted 

The 21 th : Xber : arived here Clement Jordan, John Bugden & John Hart from element 

Queda in a Vessel! of M r : John Smith, on w ch : Vessell they seized being informed ^ u rd ,f n ' Johu 

that George Johnson Complices had murthered Detto Smith, in the said Vessell they John Hart 
acknowledge to " 
said Vessell & Ryalls of 

Coast having sold M r : Bugdens Vessell in which they came from the Bay to excuse £ft toThe e8S 

him 7 : Months charge, by Consultation it is resolved to leave that business to the Agent and 

Agent and Councells decission, and to keepe in the Hono l,le : Companys Iron Chest goMoz'-' 

Atchin Gold oz: i03 : 06 : 12 : belonging to M r : Edmund Bugdeo till the Agents 103: 6 = 12 : 

arivall, we not knowing that the said Bugden hath made satisfaction as to the Bugdm.s kept 

Hono ble : Companys demands. ™ ">» 



All the Acco tts : of this ffactory have been Monthly read and past in Couneell 



Compas 
Chest. 



Aecotl" 



the Acco tta : of the Warehousekeeper, Custom and Provisional! Pay Master for the r agge a d r 



See foot-note on page 178. 



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Recordt of Fort St. George 



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ON BOARD SHIP GOLDEN FLEECE, JANUARY 1679 *. 

last Month were read and past yesterday, and now Joseph Hynmers is about Grafl : 
Acco** 8 : of December and doubts not but to be ready three days hence to read the 
same in Couneell. 

We conclude these with our hearty Prayers for our Agents safe arivall here and 
respectfull remaine. 

Eight Worp"": &c a : 

Your most humble Servants 
Joseph Hynmers. 
Tort S*: George John Bridger. 

Timothy Wilkes. 



9 th : Janua : i6 



Sunday 
the 25th. 



Besides the great Stock which was brought hither in August for the Dutch 
Company they had now brought by their ships in the Boad 
30000 : Gold Copangs of Japan. 

i6000 : Chests Japan Copper of which 8000 : to be landed here, beside other 
Japan goods and spice. 

One of their bigest ships was taking in Freight goods and Passengers for Persia, 
two bound to Batavia and two up the Coast and Zeloan, their ffactory at Pegu wholy 
withdrawne, because the King would not permit them to settle a ffactory upon the 
Borders of his Kingdome next China and to be Custome free. 

Having had small and contrary winds untill the last night, this Morning the 
George fell into our Company, she sailed from Metchlepatam the 21 th : this day about 
Noone we passed fairly by Pollicat one Dutch Ship riding there, in the Evening we 
came to anchor in Madrass Boade. 

In the Morning the Fort first Saluted the Agent with lowering the fBag and 
firing guns, that Ceremony being omitted last night, then the Agent &c a : went 
ashoare and was courteously wellcomed and received by the Deputy Governour, the 
Couneell, the ffactory, the Garrison and the Inhabitants who mett us at the water side, 
attending and conducting us into the ffort, and soe ended this troublesome voyage, 
Praised be God for our Safe Beturne. 

John Nicks Secretary. 



*See foot-note on page 178. 



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